Happy to have played a full season without injury: Abhishek Nayar

Abhishek Nayar

Conceding playing for the country was his goal, the Mumbai player said at present the focus was the Ranji final.

"Of course, playing for India is the ultimate goal but what is there in front of me is the Ranji Trophy (final) and that's what is important. I am sure if things work out well I will get what I deserve. I am a firm believer in destiny. If things are meant to be they will be."

He said he was a more consistent player now than when he got the chance to play for the country with more experience under his belt.

"Of course, I have had a couple of years of domestic cricket under my belt and obviously am a lot more experienced. The consistency I wanted to have in my game, I pretty much have had this year, and that has built a lot of confidence.

"Just keeping all that in mind, obviously I am in a better frame of mind because of the runs behind me which gives me a lot of confidence (of doing well for India). I am hoping if I can get a chance I can replicate what I am doing here."

Nayar said the key to consistency has been his shot selection and curbing his natural way to play aggressively to suit the needs of the team.

"Obviously, I had to (curbing aggression); if I had not done that I would not have had a place in the team. That happens gradually with experience as you get to know what your game is.

"I still have the urge to go after the bowlers at times but I try and control it whenever I can. I think it's about playing according to the situation. I try to do that. I have been fortunate that things have worked in my favour."

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