Ajit Agarkar Showers Praises On The Temperament Of Abhishek Porel
By CricShots - Apr 5, 2023 5:48 pm
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Delhi Capitals (DC) assistant coach Ajit Agarkar has showered praises on young Bengal wicket-keeper Abhishek Porel who made his debut against Gujarat Titans (GT) on Tuesday, 4 April. Porel walked out to bat when Delhi was in a precarious position in the first innings and played an 11-ball 20-run cameo. Porel got out while trying to keep the momentum against Rashid Khan, who bowled Porel through the gate in the 13th over of the game.

Abhishek Porel
Abhishek Porel

Speaking in the press conference, Ajit Agarkar lauded the temperament of the youngster and said that Porel showed a lot of intent when Delhi was not doing well with the bat.

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As per the quotes in India Today, Ajit Agarkar said, “To replace someone like Rishabh Pant will always be difficult but you can’t keep harping on that. You’ve got to try and fix it with the players you’ve got and you’re very impressed with the way approach and that’s for someone so young was not been at this level to show the kind of temperament. Even when he went in we were in a lot of trouble.”

Ajit Agarkar
Ajit Agarkar

It was Delhi’s second straight loss in the Indian Premier League 2023, where their batters failed to deliver. Openers David Warner and Prithvi Shaw failed to live up to their billing and so did Sarfaraz Khan, whose lack of call-up for the national team has seen outrage among the fans on social media.

Agarkar refused to blame the Indian youngsters and said that poor outings in a couple of matches do not mean that they point out those two players for the loss.

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During the press conference, Ajit Agarkar said, “They’ve made runs in the past and, in general, I don’t think we batted well, so why point out one or two guys? None of our top order did well. Really no one got going. I mean, in both games we’ve not begun at the top as other teams have and you can see the difference. So there’s no point picking individuals.”

He concluded by saying, “Collectively, we’ve not been good enough on both nights and you need we need to improve because you’re playing against some good teams. So lot of credit to Gujarat but, you know, we need to improve collectively as a group as a batting unit to get better results.”