By CricketCountry Staff
Hyderabad: Nov 1, 2011
Former India player and chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar on Monday stated that it was sad to see Hyderabad languishing in the plate division of the Ranji Trophy.
“I think it is unfortunate. They are a talented side and I’m confident they will come back strongly. Hyderabad was a great team over the years. They have produced fantastic cricketers like Azharuddin, VVS Laxman, Shivlal and Arshad Ayub. I think it is unfortunate that Hyderabad is playing the plate division,’’ he said.
Speaking to the Hyderabad team players, Vengsarkar said it was important for players to stay focused.
“Hyderabad should start thinking positive and once you win a match, it will make all the difference. They have to stay positive because they are good cricketers,’’ he advised.
“These boys have to convert talent into performances. I think it is all in the mind. It is a mental game and how they raise the bar is up to them.
“They should make winning a habit and then they will know how to win games.”
The former Test star pointed out that players should learn to play the four-day game more seriously.
“It is important to play 90 overs a day. They should have the right strategy and remember every session is important in a four-day game. Concentrate session by session and you can win matches,” he said.