“I’m not disappointed at all. I’m just looking to enjoy the process. When you achieve success, there is no shortcut you can take. My time will come. I have been working really hard. I’m enjoying my game. That’s what is in my control. I’m not thinking about what others are doing. My job is to practice and work hard. Whenever I get an opportunity, I will be looking to grab it with both hands,” said Raina, who will be playing for Uttar Pradesh in the Buchi Babu tournament here.
The last time Raina had donned the India jersey was in a T20I was against England, back in February. He had hit 63 and later went on to have a decent IPL. Strangely though, he finds himself out of favour with the national selectors.
Raina said that he has rectified his mistakes during the off-season. “I don’t want to sit back and rest on what I have done in the past. It’s important to live in the present and look forward. I have corrected the mistakes which I was committing. It’s time now to execute them on the field,” Raina said.
Raina will get an opportunity to make a strong case when the Duleep Trophy kicks off on September 7. While the 30-year-old, who will be leading India Blue, said, “Every game, every session from now on is important. Everything I am doing is with full enjoyment. I will be playing the games here on 2nd & 3rd and 5th & 6th. After that, I will go for the Duleep trophy,” he added. Via