Bengal opener and skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran was rewarded for his brilliant performances in domestic cricket. Easwaran’s name was announced as one of the standby players in the Indian squad for the upcoming World Test Championship final and England tour.
The youngster mentioned how the team’s head coach Ravi Shastri plays a crucial role in keeping positivity intact in the dressing room. He said that Shastri always keeps motivating the players while boosting their confidence in the dugout.
“He kept the positivity intact in the dressing room. We lost the first Test and still, when we came for practice the next day, he made sure everyone was feeling good and that positivity could be seen in everyone. He always keeps motivating the players, makes sure everybody stays positive,” Easwaran said in an interview with Sportskeeda.
“Anyone who comes to the nets, he will just chat with you for a couple of minutes that motivates you a lot. So, for guys like us who were part of the Indian team for the first time, that really boosted our confidence,” he added
‘Mindset of the Indian cricket team is pretty amazing right now’: Easwaran
The Bengal opener also talked about the current mindset of the Indian team after winning the historic Test series against Australia. While trailing 0-1 after the first game, the Ajinkya Rahane-led side bounced back to clinch the series 2-1.
“The mindset of the Indian cricket team is pretty amazing at the moment. Because losing the first Test match against England at home was a big thing, everybody was a little sad about it, there was anger in everybody because we lost at home. But everybody was trying to win the series and they were pretty confident they would do it,” said Easwaran.