Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

MS Dhoni told me that I will get an opportunity: Manoj Tiwary

MS Dhoni told me that I will get an opportunity: Manoj Tiwary

Manoj Tiwary scored an inspirational 191 in a Ranji Trophy match between Bengal and Gujrat at Eden Gardens on Monday © Getty Images

Kolkata: Nov 21, 2012

Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary revealed that during Asia Cup India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had told him that he will get a Test opportunity.

“MS Dhoni had a word with me in Bangladesh (during the Asia Cup) and told me that I will get an opportunity. These are the challenges I am facing. It is not easy for me to handle all these. I take inspiration from Oscar Pistorius (South African Paralympic Olympian). Compared to him, my challenge is nothing.”

“At this stage of my career I can’t do much apart from scoring runs. The more big runs I score the more chances will be more available. My case will be stronger as far as selection is concerned.”

Asked about the selection committee’s decision to select Ajinkya Rahane as a middle-order batsman and rule him out, when the former is an opener and Tiwary being a middle-order batsman, he laughed off saying, “You have to ask that to the selectors. I can’t say anything on that.”

“I think I am facing lot of challenges in my career and my life also. I am trying to handle them. I love challenges. I have always done well and I believe I have the ability to score runs. If I get a chance I am damn sure that I will get runs.”

Tiwary doesn’t believe that there is any prime time in a player’s life. He dismissed the idea that if he isn’t selected during his prime time, it will be a disadvantage for him later in life.

“Personally, I do not think there is anything called prime time. My thought process is very clear; as long as you have faith in yourself you are in your prime. Whatever age you are, it is all about your thought process. If you think you are not doing well then you will never do well. I feel I am always in my prime,” Tiwary was quoted as saying in www.cricketnext.in.com.

“I can only improve my game. Nobody is perfect. I just try to work hard in the nets. I give as much as time possible to my cricket. I prepare myself and whenever I will get a chance I am very confident of scoring runs.”

When asked whether Sachin Tendulkar’s presence in the team is blocking way for youngsters to get a chance in the team, he denied.

Do you think Sachin Tendulkar’s presence in the middle order blocking the way of young players like
Tiwary draws inspiration from Yuvraj Singh, on his terrific return to cricket after suffering from cancer.

“Personally, I have very few people in my inspiration list but he is the latest addition. Coming straight from cancer very few people would think of resuming their careers again. It is not a joke. Whenever I met him, I see desperateness in his eyes. He is a big brother to me.”

The 27-year-old is unsure whether the weak present of Bengal in the BCCI is a reason why young cricketers like him aren’t getting much chance in the national side.

“I do not know, I generally do not think much on selection lines, to be honest. But I think the guys who are getting selected are scoring lot of runs. I have to wait and I have to keep scoring runs. I feel it is a matter of time before I get an opportunity.”

Tiwary said he has stopped expecting anything from life and cricket as whole, when questioned about hopes of getting selected in for the remaining Tests.

“I have stopped expecting anything from life, not only cricket but as a whole. If you do not get selected you feel very disappointed. It goes on and it hampers your present life. My job is to score runs and the rest I have left to destiny.”

Tiwary feels Bengal cricket is on the right track currently.

“Being one of the senior players of the side I have to lead from the front. Thankfully, I have done well over the last few seasons. There are players in Bengal who can score runs consistently. Bengal cricket is going in the right direction and the day is not far when the Ranji Trophy will be in our hands. As a batsman, I do not set targets, honestly. We play in different conditions and its hard to set targets for that. I play according to the situations. Naturally, I am an aggressive player but I have to curve my instinct according to the situation.”

“I try to contribute every time. Whatever the scores … 191, 100, 20 or 30 … if it helps my team I am happy. That satisfies me.”

On being asked what he feels about Sourav Ganguly stating that Tiwary should have been in the Test side, the middle-order batsman said, “It is so kind of him. I have grown up watching him in Kolkata. I always look up to him. Whatever I have learnt from him I try to apply on my game. He is always been a mentor to the Bengal players.”

“The love and affection they showed for me, I really appreciate that. I try and connect with everyone. Lately, I am not using Facebook since I am more on Twitter. They are not fans, they are my friends. I firmly believe that their wishes do make a difference,” Tiwary concluded.

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 17, 2014  at Sharjah

Scores delayed by 15 mins Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 8 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 16, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 41 runs

Womens World T20, 2014

Apr 6, 2014  at Dhaka

Australia Women won by 6 wkts

T20 WC 2014

Apr 6, 2014  at Dhaka

Sri Lanka won by 6 wkts

Womens World T20, 2014

Apr 4, 2014  at Dhaka

England Women won by 9 wkts

Photos

Delhi vs Bangalore match 2, IPL 2014 at Sharjah

Videos

Video Highlights: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders wickets

IPL 2014: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Daredevils by 8 wickets

IPL Statistics and Records: IPL’s First

IPL 2014: Umpire Camera View creates latest buzz in tournament

IPL 7: Vintage Jacques Kallis showed his class for Kolkata Knight Riders against Mumbai Indians

IPL 2014: Capacity crowd at UAE provides glimpse of the T20 league’s huge following

Australia BCCI Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders Lasith Malinga Mumbai Indians Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore Sachin Tendulkar Virat Kohli

Ben Stokes: Must keep anger in control

Jonathan Trott suffers another bout of stress; takes break from game

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2014, Match 5 Preview: Clash of the glamour sides

Yuvraj Singh’s criticism was ‘unfair’, feels Royals Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli

Prem Kumar Dhumal denies extending land allocation favour to HPCA

IPL 2014: Rajasthan Royals’ team composition vital for success

Kings XI Punjab’s local talent gives them an added dimension in IPL 2014

Former Australia PM Robert Menzies used cricket to win a case as a lawyer

Naoomal Jaoomal: The man who opened batting in India’s first ever Test

Sony launches ‘IPL Smart Earphone’ to filter crap commentary; calls endeavour CSR

Fan of the Day

Sudatta Mukherjee

Sudatta Mukherjee

1 Posts | 0 Fans

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2014 Video Highlights

Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor’s promotions spree comes to an end!

Ben Stokes: Must keep anger in control

5 reasons you’re not seeing results in the gym

Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Top 5 news on Congress you must read on April 18

Eijaz Khan, Chetan Hansraj in TV recreation of Shootout at Lokhandwala

TN: 15 PT workers booked for `assaulting` independent candidate

Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Top 5 news on BJP you must read on April 18

When should I give my baby MMR vaccine?

Also on cricketcountry.com