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Former Bengal seamer Ranadeb Bose, now associated with Bangladesh's National Cricket Academy as a coach, in an interview with Deba Prasad Dhar in the DNA, recalls his first-class career, his highs and the disappointment of not making it to the national squad.
I'm happy I did reasonably well for myself. I made a living from cricket. Everybody has a regret in life -- mine is that I didn't play a Test. I wouldn't have been hurt had I bowled badly, got hammered, and then not selected. But I didn't even get a chance to fail.
I was still bowling well in domestic cricket. I thought I'd be considered for the next series against Pakistan. Then India travelled to Australia. I knew they would choose five pacers. I was only 27 then. When I wasn't named in the squad, I knew that was it and I'd never get a look in again.
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