Mumbai: Delhi Daredevils pacer Ajit Agarkar doesn't mind playing the waiting game but at the same time is confident of grabbing the opportunity with both hands as and when he gets a chance to play in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). "I haven't played in the tournament. It is a long tournament, so I have to be ready when the opportunity comes.
It will be nice to get an opportunity. But the team is doing well now, so I will wait for my turn." Asked if he had to wait for his turn because of the young speedsters in the team, the former India player said, "it is always nice to have some competition in the set-up. I will wait for my opportunity and try and grab it when I get it."
Lauding the team's performance this time around after finishing with the wooden spoon last year, he said, "the tournament has been quite good. We have won two and lost one. So it has been a good start, a much better start than what we had last year. It is still an early part in the tournament, there is still a long way to go."
Agarkar, who became the Mumbai team captain for the limited overs part of the just-concluded domestic season, admitted that it was strange to play against Mumbai Indians in the IPL, but he has come to terms with it. "This is still Mumbai Indians. There are one or two players in the team that I play day in and day out with. To be at the Wankhede Stadium and play against the home team was a little bit different.
"I have played against them twice or thrice in the IPL so it is not different anymore. Maybe the first time it felt a little bit strange, but I haven't played for Mumbai Indians in any of the seasons, so it is not different anymore," he said ahead of the Delhi's clash with MI on April 16.