India news November 6, 2012

'I just have to be patient' - Manoj Tiwary

ESPNcricinfo staff

Manoj Tiwary, the middle-order batsman, remains positive despite again failing to find a place in the India Test squad, at least for the first two games against England.

Tiwary impressed during India A's match against England last week and through his limited international opportunities, but he said he wasn't letting the disappointment of being left out set in and is hoping to keep pushing his case through performances in the Ranji Trophy.

Tiwary got the selection news during tea on the fourth day of Bengal's Ranji Trophy match against Rajasthan and he said that although the news bothered him, he was focused and in the right frame of mind for the next game.

"There were a lot of thoughts that came into my mind when I came to know about it," Tiwary said. "But we've quite a few games coming up. I always try to motivate myself by thinking that I have a lot of time. I am young, and touch wood, things will fall in place. The big runs will come. I just have to be patient."

Last week, Tiwary was the top-scorer for India A in a batting line-up which had at least three contenders for the No. 6 batting spot. Yuvraj Singh, who scored an aggressive 59 in that game, got the selector's nod ahead of Suresh Raina and Tiwary.

"It's a part and parcel of any sportsman's life. I've taken it in a positive way and in the right spirit. I love playing for Bengal. I'm a firm believer that day is not far away when things will fall in place. It would be a dream come true if I get to debut at the Eden."

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  • Nitin on November 9, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    @moBlue: "but leave sachin at #4 in tests until his numbers begin to drop over a year!!! the dude is averaging 50 the last i checked in tests and is hitting hundreds too!" YOU answered it yourself! his numbers indeed have dropped over more than an year..and I don't remember him hitting a century in tests last time!

  • Vincent on November 9, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    He is the most deserving of the current crop of the next in line. He should be included in the 3rd & 4th tests

  • a on November 8, 2012, 17:38 GMT

    I feel for Manoj T. He is the most deserving player to be included in the team. I am not sure why the new selection committee made this mistake of overlooking at Tiwary. I would have preferred him over Harbhajan. Harbhajan is not that effective anymore and if there is no place for a mediocre performance then why was he selected. It seems that the cheif selector is not able to move on and try out new generation of players yet,

  • krithivasan on November 8, 2012, 13:41 GMT

    Oh god!!! Another Badri in the making...Badri is such a big-hearted cricketer b cos even after so much injustice,He s still playing cricket!!! Had he been in some other country means he would hav shined a lot!!! Badri shud hav got d chance once ganguly retired.....Nw atleastTIWARY shud get a chance....BAdri/Tiwary shud get an opportunity in this series and RAHANE shud get a chance one SRT retires

  • Al on November 7, 2012, 20:24 GMT

    Hang in there buddy. The tide is turning against SRT. After SRT gets clean bowled by Anderson and company a number of times, he will be dropped. That should create an opening for Manoj or Badri.

  • Al on November 7, 2012, 20:19 GMT

    Hang in there buddy. You will get your shot. Keep performing in Ranji Trophy. At the end of this series, 10dulkar will finally be dropped from the Indian team due to non-performance. Also, one of the 2 - the poker or the flat track bully, will be shown the door for non-performance. So there will be 2 openings at the end of this series. You or Badri should get one slot, Vijay, Rahane, or Dhawan should get the opener slot.

  • gnanavelu on November 7, 2012, 9:51 GMT

    Ya dear. You will get in soon i hope. You could have atleast been brought in as a spinner instead of the so called 406 wickets turban wala. You would not have gone wicketless in any match for sure. Past glories don win any was for anyone. You are the present performer. You deserve a place. Probably this is you best opportunity to perform well and knock the door of selectors loudly

  • Dummy4 on November 7, 2012, 6:13 GMT

    Its been almost 8 years that no 6 slot vacant, after 2005 controversy between ganguly and chappel, slot vacant for 2005-2007, again ganguly came back and server till 2008, In those 2 years and after 2008, lot of batsman getting chance youraj, kaif, raina badrinath etc, but if badri got chance for long run then should never be a problem look at the averages at domestic level, badri- 63, Manoj- 59, Rehane- 62 and Score more than 15 centuries, and its is not that they had played less games, and look at the others average in first class who got more chances youraj, raina, kaif -Mid 40 and centuries count not at par. Figure shows that there is no doubt Badri, Tiwary, Rehane are the better batsman then youraj, raina in the highest level. Its very hard to say its over for Badri, which should had been a great performer for the Team as he is in 30s and not considered in long time run, but chances should be given to Tiwary and Rehane, who are at their par age, this is the only time.

  • Nachiket on November 7, 2012, 4:39 GMT

    badrinath has been really unlucky to have born just at the same time like of those greats of fab 4 in the middle order... tiwary is about to be 27 now and i am so sure if he doesn't get enough chances and he doesnt perform in those limited one's he gets in the next 3 yrs he'll go down badrinath's way... unfortunately....he along with rahane doesn't seem to be dhoni's favorite... rahane has scored so brilliantly with avg of 64 and tiwary with 58 ..yet they are ignored for playing 11....where as gambhir,sehwag continues to get chances.. even in odi's tiwary deserves it more than rohit..but doesn't get his chances.. :( its so sad!..tiwary/rahane deserves it more than yuvi/raina atleast in tests!.. at times i wonder if its because these guys show this respect for the BCCI and selection committee....if they were otherwise and spoke their minds like bhajji/gauti they'd gotten more chances... !! indian cricket..hate selectors!!

  • sandeep on November 7, 2012, 4:01 GMT

    i think he should score lots of Ducks to earn a spot in Indian Team like Rohit Sharma.

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