New Delhi: In the 2011-12 domestic season, Robin Bist emerged as a dominant figure with over 1000 runs in the Ranji Trophy – becoming only the 12th batsman to achieve this distinction – as Rajasthan surged to their second consecutive title. This season Bist began with a century against Rest of India in the Irani Trophy and has now been rewarded with a place in the India A squad to face the touring English ahead of India’s Test series starting November 25.
Ahead of his 25th birthday, Bist spoke to Cricketnext about a range of topics – his change in attitude, sheer dedication to his craft, the inspiration he derives from his Ranji captain, seeking advice from Sachin Tendulkar, batting like Ricky Ponting and what getting the chance to play for India means for him.
Tell us about your century against Rest of India in the Irani Trophy. Do you consider it as your best innings to date?
It was very satisfying to score a hundred against Rest of India considering their bowling attack comprising of Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Pragyan Ojha. They all are a part of the current Indian team and are very fine bowlers. Taking into account the situation and quality of bowling, I think it is my best innings so far but I'm hopeful that I'll play many better innings than this one in the future....more
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