Calcutta, Nov. 8: Watching Aaqib Javed from close, tips from Robin Singh and a lesson in what adjustments one has to make to do well at the international level have been the gains for Sourav Sarkar, a member of the victorious India under-19 team in Pakistan.
The Bengal medium-pacer returned home on Saturday morning, richer in experience. Sarkar played just one of the four and went for “20-odd” in three overs.
“International cricket demands a difference in attitude. It means there is more responsibility,” said Sarkar
Sarkar said the reception the Indians got in Pakistan was remarkable, despite being under the constant vigil of securitymen. About advice from coach Robin, Sarkar said: “He told us to check the wides and no-balls as we invariably ended up conceding 20-25 extra runs in each match.”
Though Sarkar got to meet former Pakistan quick Aaqib, who was the coach of the home team, he didn’t find the time to pick up tips from him.
Cooch Behar squad
The 14-member Bengal squad for the Cooch Behar Trophy match in Silchar against Assam was announced Tuesday.
Abhik Chowdhury, Subhajit Paul, Partha Sarathi Bhattacharya, Surojit Das, Manoj Tewari, Debabrata Paul, Priyankar Mukherjee, Riddhiman Saha, Michael Behra, Sayak Ghosh, Sourav Sarkar, Sourav Mondal, Anirban Gupta, Abhik Mallik.