“We were not shocked to be straightforward. We think about Washi’s capacity. Had Shardul kept batting, the two of them would have scored hundreds of years,” Washington Sundar’s dad M Sundar told indianexpress.com after the player’s get back from the memorable Australia arrangement.
Sundar, who turned into the 301st player to address India in the more extended configuration, had a paramount excursion Down Under where he conveyed with the ball as well as sewed a mind blowing century remain with Shardul Thakur in Gabba Test to bring Indian back into the challenge from the jaws of destruction to win the arrangement 2-1.
While the fervor inside the family was normal as they invited Washington back home, his dad is glad to see his child after months. “He was in an air pocket. We comprehend that these are a vital part of a cricketer’s life yet a half year is a significant stretch. We were somewhat stressed. Consistently we used to have at any rate one and a half hours video call, Washington never avoided that. We recently asked that he be fine and we express gratitude toward BCCI for dealing with all the major parts in a particularly decent way during a troublesome stage,” said Sundar who used to be a Ranji plausible himself.Reminiscing his child’s initial days on the large stage, Sundar said Washington consistently performed well at whatever point a chance introduced itself. “Washington is an honored kid. We call him Gnana Kuzhanthai (shrewd kid). He began paying attention to cricket when he was five-years of age. Regardless of whether it were a tennis ball game, he would play that truly. I surmise that has created him as a cricketer. He is energetic about cricket more than everything else. We upheld him confiding in his capacity,” said the left-gave player’s dad.
“Here in India, particularly on the southern side, there is no games culture accordingly. Guardians need their kids to zero in additional on scholastics. Getting 80 or 90 imprints is more significant for them, however for us, it was about his advantage. Washington read scarcely for an hour at home, his senior sister (Shailaja Sundar) used to instruct and assist him with his home works, etc.””After the U-19 World Cup, Washington arranged for his Group XII test in about fourteen days and progressed nicely. At whatever point he gets an opportunity, he has performs well, be it homegrown or T20Is, or any configuration. He made his presentation in IPL against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Envision bowling to any semblance of Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner at 17 years old and that excessively the absolute first over in the game. His psychological strength at that age was noteworthy. It was every one of god’s endowments,” Sundar added
When inquired as to whether there are any notions that Washington or his family follows while their child is on-field, Sundar said they never had faith in such things. “I don’t have faith in every one of those things and even Washington doesn’t follow such convictions. We have confidence in god, and that is about it. Washington is currently playing each of the three arrangements, and we are cheerful about it. I generally disclose to him that he is an extraordinary ability — a once in a century cricketer. He will end up being a fine all-rounder like Kapil Dev,” he added.
The off-spinner on his introduction game at the Gabba picked three wickets including the valued scalp of Steve Smith. From that point, he sewed an incredible century remain with Shardul Thakur when India was reeling at 186/6.