I am not just a Test bowler: Mishra
Back in the ODI fold for next month's tour of the West Indies, leg-spinner Amit Mishra says he will prove that he is not just a Test bowler.cricket Updated: May 15, 2011 10:23 IST
Back in the ODI fold for next month's tour of the West Indies, leg-spinner Amit Mishra says he will prove that he is not just a Test bowler.
"I don't know who has said that I'm a Test bowler. I have been bowling in the IPL for the past four years and have been among the leading wicket-takers. I have been performing at all levels. I don't think I'm only a Test bowler," Mishra told reporters here.
Mishra till date has played 10 ODIs taking only eight wickets. The Haryana captain is happy to have made a comeback in the national squad for the tour of West Indies after being ignored in the World Cup.
"I always try to give my best at whatever I do. I'm happy that my name is in the team," he said.
Mishra, who scored a quickfire 18 of just six balls and conceded just 18 runs in his four overs in Deccan Chargers' upset win over Mumbai Indians last night, felt that the last over of his team's innings in which the visitors smacked 23 runs was the turning point of the match.
"Yes I felt that (Munaf's over) was the main point of the match. About 23 runs came of that over. We also bowled and fielded well," he added.
On his altercation with Munaf, he said, "It happens. It's not that it has never happened with me before. It's just that I have never shown my anger on the field but today it got reflected."
Mishra said Australian Cameron White, who is the vice-captain of the squad, was likely to take over once Kumar Sangakkara left for national duty.
"Cameron White is the vice-captain maybe he'll take over once Sangakkara is gone," he added.
The leg-spinner said there was a healthy competition between him and left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and this was helping him improve his bowling.
"There is healthy competition between me and Pragyan. We always talk to each other about how to improve ourselves. I feel my bowling has improved because of such competition," he said.