J Suchith is already focussed on his performance as he aims to shine with the ball, while he also looks to prove a statement with his bat in KPL 2017    KPL
J Suchith is already focussed on his performance as he aims to shine with the ball, while he also looks to prove a statement with his bat in KPL 2017 KPL

Following his impressive performance in the past year, Karnataka all-rounder J Suchith has managed to grab quite a few eyeballs, as he has also become a regular member of the state side in different formats of the game. Having been roped in by Mysuru Warriors for INR 2.5 lakhs in the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) 2017, the all-rounder is already focussed on his performance as he aims to shine with the ball, while he also looks to prove a statement with his bat. On being asked that if he could become India’s next Ravindra Jadeja, he said that even if he could not, he can pick a leaf out of the Indian all-rounder’s game. Ravindra Jadeja s county stint still unconfirmed

“It will definitely help a lot. People like Karun Nair, Shreyas Gopal, myself, we ve played at a bigger stage in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and it helps us handle the pressure really well. When it comes to the cricketing aspect as well, we ll be able to handle situations very well. It s going to add to the team s morale, help move things quickly and stay ahead of the game. It will help us really well. Basically, with every passing season, we face new challenges and you ve to be prepared for that. At this level, especially when you re playing Ranji Trophy or the KPL, the mental aspect is crucial. You ve to be very tough mentally when it comes to doing the different roles in the team, whether it be batting or bowling and even tactical issues. You need to be prepared to do anything the team asks for, anything to win matches, anything to win championships,” said Suchith in an exclusive interview with KPL’s official website.

“I have specifically worked on my bowling, on spinning the ball more. I have added a few variations to my bowling. I especially worked on bowling to certain fields, certain match situations, and how to handle it all better. When it comes to batting, I have to take the role of a finisher in the Mysuru Warriors team. I have been working on that, especially on a few more shots to help get the job done,” he added.

Speaking on being the next Ravindra Jadeja, he said, “It s far-fetched! He is doing very well at the biggest stage, he s the number one all-rounder. But there s no competition, as such. Each and every player is different from one another. Basically, you ve to be good in your own way, rather than copying someone. But yes, you can pick a leaf from his game, when it comes to both bowling and batting. You can pick a lot of things, in fact. But your strengths and limitations will be different from his, from every other cricketer rather. That s important to remember.”

He concluded by speaking on the upcoming season of the KPL. “Honestly, when I played my first KPL in 2014, I was a youngster, and all I did was I made sure I enjoyed the cricket on the field. I worked on my game off the field as well. My message would be that, this is the best stage in a particular state cricket association to showcase your talent, especially on national television. It s going to be exciting, it s only going to get bigger. This is the best stage to show your talent that you can have right now so enjoy your cricket,” he concluded.