West Bengal skipper and all-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla has said that he is fully focused on helping the state side to win Ranji Trophy for the first time since 1989. Shukla last played for India way back in 1999. Since then, the Indian selectors have overlooked him, but Shukla said that he isn’t really thinking about playing for India, though added that everyone would like to play for the country, if given a chance. He has played over 100 First-Class games.


When asked about rumours of Indian opener Virnder Sehwag‘s retirement, he said, “Sehwag is a class player and everyone goes through a bad patch in his career.”