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Arzan Nagwaswalla idolises Zaheer Khan, but finds selection in Indian team 'hard to believe'

India have announced a surprise pick in their beefed-up squad for the tour of England where they will play as many as six Test matches. The pick —23—year—old Arzan Nagwaswalla has not sunk in the reality of getting on a plan with the senior Indian side and said that he will take some time to ‘digest and believe’ that his dreams are coming true.

“It is really hard to digest and believe, honestly. It will take some time to think about this as a reality,” Nagwaswalla said to Bcci.tv.

He went candid in a chat with the BCCI website and expressed his excitement over meeting great players whom he had seen only on TV before. He said that the Indian team have had great success in the recent past and he will look to learn as much as possible from them.

“I am excited to meet and see all the cricketers jinko abhee tak bass TV par India ke liye achha karte hue dekhaa hai. They have secured some big wins against Australia and England recently. So, I am looking forward to learning as much as I can from all of them,” Nagwaswalla said.

Taking about his inspiration and idol, Nagwswalla said that he always looked up to former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan. He has been in 

“My bowling idol and inspiration has always been Zaheer Khan mainly because he has also been a left-arm pacer. I have grown up watching him playing for India and doing really well,” Nagwaswalla added.

Nagwaswalla picked up 41 wickets in 8 games at 18.36 during the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season for Gujarat and India saw an opportunity to groom him as he brings left-arm pace bowling to the table which the senior Indian side lacks at the moment.

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