In the wake of making his Test debut on December 16 at Centurion against South Africa, Unadkat was decided to play in the second Test against Bangladesh.
After picturing that moment more than a thousand times in his mind, Jaydev Unadkat was relieved and delighted when Zakir Hasan took his first Test wicket after 12 long years of waiting.
On December 16, 2010, Unadkat made his Test debut against South Africa at Centurion. He was chosen to participate in the second Test against Bangladesh on Thursday in Mirpur.
Unadkat made his Test debut a dozen winters ago, scoring more than 100 runs in 26 wicketless overs with hundreds from Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla.
According to Unadkat’s statement to bcci.tv, “I did manifest it, I visualized it more than a thousand times, and there was a moment when I actually missed playing with the red ball.”
He had figures of 2/50 at the end of the first innings, when India bowled Bangladesh out for 227 on the first day. “I went clear when I took that wicket,” Unadkat claims, “I have envisioned this second perhaps multiple in the middle between when I played the primary Test and presently.”
As per the batsman, “In those days, I didn’t get a wicket, and that was the discussion each time individuals discussed me getting a valuable chance to play for the Indian group once more.” Unadkat missed 118 Tests between the two matches, the second-most in cricket history.
In the history of Test cricket, only England’s Gareth Batty (142 games) has missed more games between two games. He claimed that “in all honesty, it wasn’t just about getting that Test recall.” Also, it was about going back to the Ranji Trophy season.” “I have spent so much time honing my skills with the red ball. so that whenever I’m on the field, I can have that confidence.”