Agarkar ready to live life with twists and turns

Published: Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Almost every chopping-and-dropping exercise by the management had Ajit Agarkar's head rolling but the Mumbai pacer doesn't crib and says he is ready to live a life full of twists and turns.

The latest instance came in the West Indies tour. Agarkar was the most impressive bowler in the One-day series but the stellar show could not save him from yet another snub when the Test squad was announced.

Agarkar, however, is not losing sleep over the new setbacks for he is not alien to such experience and the optimistic behind the rather frail frame asserted ''There will always be twists in my career, the way it has gone.'' In his interview with Cricinfo magazine, Agarkar takes a broad view of his career and says he could have done better but for constantly being in-and-out of the side.

''One bad game and I am the first one out of the team. With better security, I may do much better.

''But you keep trying anyway. Hopefully there are no twists,'' he said wishfully.

Every time he was shown the door, Agarkar ensured he returned again and he is not bothered about the number of his comebacks.

''I don't know what qualifies as a comeback. I've been left out a few times, then there have been injuries when I had to go out and then I was back in the side. Why would you count the comebacks? The fact that they have picked you again means you're still fine,'' he reasoned.

And he has reasons to feel confident, especially after having a good time in the last one year.

''You know where you need to bowl the ball, and the more you repeat it day after day, you are going to have a lot more success.

It doesn't happen everyday but in the last one year, I've been a lot more consistent in my ODI performances. A lot of times your figures look bad but not a lot of people actually look at the way you have bowled,'' he explained.

He is also hurt that the improvement has gone unnoticed.

''Unfortunately no one highlights that. When it comes to Ajit Agarkar, no one actually looks at the change,'' he grumbled.

Agarkar, however, is not ready to waste time lamenting that and feels his new found rhythm would not desert him.

''Confidence is the basis -- when the rhythm is good, I generally tend to bowl good,'' he added.

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