I could not believe it when I got India cap: Navdeep Saini

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Debutant pacer Navdeep Saini was adjudged man-of-the-match for his impressive bowling display which saw India restrict West Indies to 95 for 9. Photo: @BCCI/Twitter

An impressive India debut under his belt, fast bowler Navdeep Saini said he could not believe himself when he was handed the India cap to play in the first T20 International against the West Indies here.

The 26-year-old Saini starred in India’s 4-wicket win by taking three wickets for 17 runs on Saturday. He was adjudged man-of-the-match for his impressive bowling display which saw India restrict West Indies to 95 for 9.

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India made a heavy weather of the modest run chase before pulling off a 4-wicket win with 2.4 over to spare.

“When I received the India cap (on Saturday morning), I could not believe that today is the day which I was waiting for,” Saini told his senior pace colleague Bhuvneshwar Kumar in an interview posted on BCCI Twitter handle.

Asked about the tattoo on his left hand which depicted a wolf, Saini said, “During my childhood, I and my big brother used to watch a lot of movies on wolves. That is why I have this tattoo.”