Ishan Porel Is Looking Forward To The Domestic Success
By CricShots - Feb 7, 2018 6:44 am
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India’s Under-19 World Cup winning pacer Ishan Porel believes in the fact that there is no shortcut to success and says he will have to perform in domestic cricket to make the boys-to-men transition.

Ishan Porel

Porel was suffering from a serious foot injury and bounced back from it to make significant contributions in the final two games. He was received at the airport by his parents and Cricket Association of Bengal officials. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had personally called him to congratulate after the World Cup win.

As quoted in PTI, Porel said, “I know the significance of winning a World Cup, I’m just taking it like a learning process. I am very much aware that I’ve to keep performing well at the domestic level, then only I can make the boys-to-men transition. Everyone wants me to see in India colors now. But I don’t have a remote control. I have to go through the steps. It’s a gradual process, after all.”

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Recalling the team’s triumph in New Zealand, Porel said, “Everybody in the team started backing me. They said you will be able to play. I’m really grateful to the entire team, Rahul sir, Abhay sir (Sharma) and Paras sir (Mhambrey). They really helped me overcome the tough phase.”

Ishan bowled a brilliant spell against Bangladesh in the quarterfinals, bowling five overs for eight runs without a wicket. but, on the following day, he was unsold in the IPL 2018 auction. Talking about the same, he said, “I was a bit disappointed but Rahul sir told me IPL will keep coming but the World Cup is a lifetime experience. It really motivated me to give my best. It was a normal thing for me from then on and I’ve recovered now. I know I will get a chance next time. There were some great lessons learnt like teamwork, how to come out of pressure, bounce back from injury, to become strong mentally.”

Porel is a huge fan of Dale Steyn and Brett Lee, he said his childhood dream is to earn an India Test cap. He described, “Obviously I would prefer playing for India Test side to IPL. Playing or not playing IPL does not matter. To get a Test cap, will be a different experience altogether. From childhood, I’m preparing myself to play Test cricket.”