Mayank Agarwal plays for Karnataka © IANS
Mayank Agarwal plays for Karnataka © IANS

After mesmerising everyone with his batting in the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 and Vijay Hazare Trophy, Mayank Agarwal has his eyes set on Indian Premier League (IPL). He amassed 2,232 runs for Karnataka, but still continues to find himself away from the Indian set up. Talking to Times Of India, Agarwal said: “For me as a player, one of the targets would be to succeed in this year’s IPL. I don’t want to be called a one-season wonder. You want to get better with every season. I don’t want anyone to point fingers at me and say that he didn’t perform after one season.”

He went to speak about his new role for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). He said: “My aim is to add value to the side, and it doesn’t only have to be as an opener. If playing in the middle-order helps the team, so be it. Cricket is not an individual sport, it is a team sport. The team management decides what the role of a player should be; and, at the end of the day, as a player you have to go out there and perform.”

Agarwal seemed excited about working with “favourite player” Virender Sehwag. He said: “He (Sehwag) is my favourite cricketer. As a kid, I was always fascinated by the way he took the attack to the opposition and the way he dominated. What I would like to learn from him (Sehwag) is his mindset while tackling various situations.”