[videourl url="https://mum-videostream.s3.amazonaws.com/cricketcountry/2017/07/28/Abhinav-Mukund-PC.mp4" thumb = "https://st3.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Abhinav-Mukund2.jpg" mediaid="gihnWzHa" ] <p></p> <p></p>Having got a chance following the absence of regular openers in the first of the three-Test series against visitors <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Sri-Lanka" target="_blank">Sri Lanka</a> at the Galle International Stadium, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/India" target="_blank">Indian</a> opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Abhinav-Mukund" target="_blank">Abhinav Mukund</a> says that any individual, who whenever gets a chance must capitalise on the opportunity with a great performance. Although Mukund could hardly fire in the opening innings, having been dismissed for mere 12, he jeweled in the field, having attempted a successful run out and a claimed a perfect catch, while he finished Day 3 on 81. He was dismissed off Danushka Gunathilaka, who trapped him leg before. <b><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/india-in-sri-lanka-2017-200678/live-scores/india-vs-sri-lanka-1st-test-match-183836-summary.html" target="_blank">FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Sri Lanka 2017 1st Test at Galle</a></b> <p></p> <p></p>"I have the opportunity to do something in this Test. I don't want to think ahead to the next Test. Being the first-choice opener or second-choice opener, it doesn't make a difference. When you get a chance in the middle, I want to capitalise on it. That's what I thought. I have worked really hard in the off season. I wanted to improve on my close-in fielding and also on batting, on which I have put in the hard yards. I was quite disappointed that it didn't come out in the first day but it happens.Its fine, I came back stronger the next day and I had a decent day but I am disappointed that I got out on 80. I am disappointed that I didn't get to three figures today," he said, as reported by <em>ANI</em>. <b><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/live-cricket-score-india-men-vs-sri-lanka-men-2017-1st-test-day-3-628426" target="_blank">FULL CRICKET UPDATES: India vs Sri Lanka 2017 1st Test at Galle, Day 3</a></b> <p></p> <p></p>"There was a point of time that I was hesitant to even put on whites. I was not a part of any team. I was not a part of any first class team. There was a time when I was dropped from my own first class team. So, to have this opportunity to be a part of the Indian team is a huge bonus. I take every game as an opportunity. If I am part of the team, not part of the team, again I will try to put in my best wherever I am," he concluded.