The Indian opener, Mayank Agarwal was the talk of the town when he amassed his second double century in four Tests on Day 2 of the Indore Test against Bangladesh. The opener, who has hit three centuries and two double hundreds in his last five Test innings since making his debut last year in Melbourne, helped India post a humungous total of 493/6 at stumps on Day 2 in response to Bangladesh’s 150 all out on Thursday.
The hosts took the lead by 343 runs with Ravindra Jadeja, on 60, and Umesh Yadav, on 25, at the crease and declared the innings on Day 3. Agarwal surpassed the 200-run mark with a six off Mehidy Hasan and continued his big-hitting until he was finally caught at deep mid-wicket by Abu Jayed off Mehidy. He left to another standing ovation.
After the end of play on Day 2, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared the video of a fun chat between Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal. Agarwal talked to the skipper about hitting his second double hundred, keeping the fitness level high and being the team man. Here is the video of the same:
Hitting his 2nd double hundred, keeping the fitness level high & being the team man, Mayank discusses it all with the captain – by @28anand
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 15, 2019
Batting for long periods of time can be physically and mentally tiring and when Kohli asked Agarwal about his fitness, the in-form opener smiled and said that “you have set the standard right up there”.
Then talking about his mindset, Agarwal said that he always tries to go for big knocks whenever he is in form.
Talking about his mental and physical fitness, Mayank said, “In terms of mindset, the fear of failure and letting go of it helped me change a lot. After that, I got hungry for runs. There have been times where I haven’t gotten runs. Every time I get set, I try to make it a point to convert into a big score. Put the team in the driver’s seat from where we cannot lose becomes key. Knowing that you are batting well and you have got 100, it’s on you to take the team ahead.”