Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood ecstatic after fifer on Test debut
Brisbane: Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood said the five-wicket haul against India in his debut Test here yesterday will give him "massive confidence" going ahead in his international career.
Josh Hazlewood acknowledges the crowd after taking his fifth wicket at the Gabba yesterday. Pic/Getty Images
'It gives me confidence'
The 23-year-old pacer took 5-68 on debut as the visitors were bowled out for 408 on Day Two of the second Test against India. "It gives me massive confidence going forward," he said.
"Taking five wickets in this first Test is very good for my confidence, an added bonus."
The young bowler became the 33rd Australian to take a five-wicket haul on Test debut.
He has expressed his delight on snapping up five-wicket haul in his very first Test. "I personally started the summer well in limited overs cricket and always dreamt of doing it in Tests.
It was great to have my family here, to have them see me get the Baggy Green yesterday (Wednesday) and perform today for the team. It was a very proud moment," said Hazlewood.
Talking about the cramps suffered on Wednesday, he said, "I took a lot of fluids overnight. It was like a casualty ward yesterday. We knew what we had to do to recover to perform today and all credit to the support staff for helping us.
It was hot yesterday and today, but that is part of Test cricket. We have to adapt to the conditions and do as best as you can when playing Test cricket.
"I have never experienced cramps like that before. Maybe nervousness of playing my first Test also affected me. But it was good today as I got through it and obviously I am very happy with the way I bowled today," he added.
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