India's young bullet Khaleel Ahmed, who convinced Captain Rohit Sharma to hand over the second ball to Twenty20 International (T20I) against Windies, says he is responsible and never puts pressure on his performance. "I had a bigger responsibility today when I got a new bowling ball. I had a lot of responsibility. When I was young, I always dreamed of playing for India and now it did. If I feel pressure now I can not spend on my potential, "Khaleel said at a press conference following an Indian 71-victory victory.
Khaleel set up Windies back with two early goals, and according to Indian captain Rohit Sharma, he was a 20-year-old who insisted on bowling with a new ball along with the cut Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
The player from Tonk, Rajasthan, has dismissed both Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer to disturb the pursuit of Windies.
"My only goal is to do well for India, so I need to have my game." "I am convinced of my abilities." "If you like your game, hunger will be good.
Khaleel captured the subtitles during the Asia Cup tournament, but his time of settlement came in a ODI line against West India, where he finished as the third highest goalie with seven goals in four matches.
The 20-year-old player who played at SunRisers in Hyderabad in the last Indian Premier League was in the list for spins Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav.
Khaleel attributes his immediate success to the experience he has gathered in sharing the cloakroom with major international stars during the IPL.
"The IPL game gives you plenty of experience in joining the Indian team. You do not have to make too many changes in your game because you have already shared a cloakroom with international players," he said.
"When you enter the Indian team, you've already learned your professionalism and you know how to fix your mistakes. IPL is a great help."
(With PTI inputs)