I was a bit nervous: RP Singh

“I was a bit nervous to start with in the first over but gradually I gained my line and length back,” said the left-arm paceman who last played for India in April 2008 against South Africa in Ahmedabad.

The Uttar Pradesh paceman bowled 10 overs on a rain-truncated day without much returns.
“It (bowling) was pretty good, bowled proper lines and lengths as the innings wore on. We were just waiting for a nick or some kind of chance like that. It wasn’t good to begin with but slowly it became better,” he remarked.

The 25-year-old, who replaced Zaheer Khan in the side, was told only on the morning of the match that he would be playing.

“This morning  after the warm-up when PK (Praveen Kumar) said he was not fit for the match, the coach came and told me ‘you are playing’,” he said.

RP didn’t agree that he had lack of match practice coming into the Test. “I played in the IPL and a few club matches. In India the domestic four-day season is between September and March and so I couldn’t play too many four-day games but I did play a few one-day games and the IPL. I am feeling quite fit at the moment,” RP Singh pointed out.

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