Chawla rues missing out Australia, Pak series

New Delhi, Oct 30 (UNI) Young India leg-spinner Piyush Chawla today rued missing the bus for Australia and Pakistan series because of injury but hoped he would not be third time unlucky when India tour Down Under later this year.

''Naturally, I feel bad of missing out playing against Australia, but what would have I done. I was injured, so I missed out,'' he told UNI on the sidelines of a felicitation by President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Twenty20 World Cup winning team and Indian team which won Asia Cup hockey.

Chawla twisted his left wrist during the Twenty20 World Cup and was not considered for Australia series and for the forthcoimg Pakistan series starting on November 5.

He said he was yet to recovered fully and once recovered he would have to start playing domestic cricket.

''I have not played cricket for a long time and I have to play domestic matches like Ranji Trophy to come to my rhythm. I think I have a good chance for the Australia tour,'' he said.

Chawla said he has learnt a lot after being given India cap last year and he was improving day by day in his game.

''It is a good learning curve. I have learnt a lot from the seniors as well as by playing against the best in the business from other countries,'' he said.

The 18-year-old from Uttar Pradesh made his Test debut in March last year and first played for ODI in May this year.


Story first published: Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 17:42 [IST]
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