Published:31 August 2020
Cornwall said in Trinidad’s speech from CPL that St Lucia Zouks’ racquet and ball made an impact that he has a passion for test cricket.
At a time when most young cricketers are attracted by "easy money" in the booming T20 league, the West Indian Rahkeem Cornwall is the heaviest five-day game ever, weighing more than 140 kg. His focus has always been In the first place.
The 27-year-old fine-tuning player wants to "nail" his testing career, because he has only 3 games, if a league like IPL goes all the way, it will be a "bonus."
While speaking at PTI in Trinidad, he had an impact on St Lucia Zouks' rackets and rackets in CPL, and Cornwall expressed his love for test cricket.
"If I can play the T20 format and travel the world and participate in the league, that would be a good choice, but my goal is to become one of the most successful test players there.
"Playing cricket is the art of cricket. Everyone wants to play cricket and does it well. I have played this format. I just want to make sure that I can get what I really want in test cricket. When my time retire, I will not regret it." Cornwall said.
West Indies cricket has achieved the greatest success in the shortest format in the past 10 years, and some of its players have become famous in the T20 leagues around the world and made a lot of money. Cornwall is also happy to be a T20 globetrotter, but he didn't open up until he achieved his "Test Cricket" goal.
"Last year, if I can participate in different leagues around the world, it will be an extra bonus for me, but the main focus is to continue to promote my testing career." When I participated in the first test of India against India in Jamaica last year, He took three wickets, including Cheteshwar Pujara's.
He also fired India captain Virat Kohli in a 2016 tournament.
"Pujara is an excellent player and an excellent spin player. It is a joy to win him, and even more so, this is my first Test wicket." Cornwall recalled that he had not made his first appearance in the West Indies. , But he is confident to do this in the successful and continuous CPL competition.
At this moment, he likes to be hailed as a "secondary whirlwind" and can be improved "substantially" with a bat.
Shaking around his body will not disturb him, but he wants to become slimmer and slender, so that he can perform his best in all formats.
"Size is not important to me. I already know who I am and what my size is. When I was asked if I need someone with a shorter body, the 6'6' tall cricketer said. I just want to adapt to the body as much as possible in order to perform for my team.
"You have to fit all formats. Playing cricket is also difficult. Yes, in T20 cricket, you have to move up and down, but it is still cricket and you have to be healthy.
"I won't say I'm fine. I'm still in progress. I won't set a goal (how much weight to lose). My family is very big. I only need to know the right size to work in the field. Once I reach that stage, I'm in a good position," he said.
Cornwall's last test outing was held in England last month, and last year he ended the game against Afghanistan in Lucknow with a 10/121 winning number.
The burly bowler has no role models, but he speaks highly of Nathan Lyon and Ravichandran Ashwin. In fact, he even had a long conversation with India's top textile manufacturers at the first concert series last year.
"I like to talk to the runners of other teams and choose what suits my game, not everything they tell me is suitable for my game. I try not to be too complicated.
"As far as Ashwin is concerned, basically we had a regular spinner talk about how the ball came out of the hand, maintained its shape, made sure to balance at the crease and take it away from there. It might just be learning from each other."