A lot has changed for Pawan Suyal in the last year and a half. Having come to Delhi from Pauri for the Delhi Police Constabulary recruitments,Suyal now finds himself in the mix of Delhis Ranji team. A trial with Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians awaits too. He was supposed to attend it from October 8-10 but a refusal from Delhi coach Vijay Dahiya,who wants to see the left-arm seamers mettle in match situations,dashed his hopes,although that is just temporary.
Suyals temperament will be tested against Wayamba when the Delhi side plays the Lankans in a warm-up Twenty20 game in Palam on October 8.
Suyal is a good prospect. We want to test him under match situations. Bowling in a match is a different ballgame altogether than the nets, Dahiya said.
But the 22-year-old is far from disappointed after being denied this opportunity and is looking forward to soaking in the Ranji atmosphere.
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I always wanted to be a cricketer,but never thought it would be like this. Id come here for Delhi Police recruitment and I had no clue about how cricket was being conducted and about the club structure here. Back in Pauri,I only used to play tournaments and never thought life will change so quickly, he told Sportline after his workout finished at St Stephens ground,which is where the training camp for Delhis Ranji probables is being held.
On the Mumbai Indians trial,he adds: My name was forwarded by Shikhar bhai after I bowled to him at nets and I was called for a trial but was asked to stay back. I will think about it later.
His coach Madan Sharma substantiates. Everybody is praising his talent. Shikhar and Chetyna suggested his name for the Mumbai Indians,and they called him after knowing he was added to the Ranji camp, Sharma said.
He scalped 25 wickets in 20 matches in his debut season for Telefunken in the DDCA League and was called up for the U-22 camp. Subsequently,he was added to the Ranji camp after selectors got to know of his talent. He is a promising boy. We wanted to give him the feel of this atmosphere. His pace is very consistent and he also gets the angle and bounce that can unsettle most of the batsmen, Ranji selector Manu Nayyar said on the sidelines.
Earlier in the year,though,things werent looking great for him when he came to the Capital. But a chance meeting with Sharma ensured he got a head start. He came to me along with Dev Tomar,who was one of the regulars at my nets. He hit one of the batsmen on the head with a bouncer. I knew he would come up well after that. He has been with me ever since, Sharma added.