Dube, a 27-year-old all-rounder, was purchased by Royals for Rs. 4.4 Crore on the final IPL gamers public sale. The Mumbai born cricketer is gearing up for the brand new problem and searching ahead to studying from the likes of Kumar Sangakkara, who has been appointed because the Royals’ Director of Cricket, and star all-rounder Ben Stokes.
“It feels actually good to be a part of the Rajasthan Royals. I’m actually excited to play alongside Sanju Samson. He’s one in every of my excellent associates within the Indian cricket workforce. I do know him very well. Our aspect seems sturdy and I’m positive we are going to raise the trophy this time,” Dube instructed Timesofindia.com in an unique interview.
“I learnt quite a bit at RCB. The expertise was large. Virat has a whole lot of expertise. He is without doubt one of the finest cricketers on the planet. He’s at the moment on the highest degree of cricket. I’ve learnt quite a bit from him,” Dube, who performed two seasons of the IPL for RCB additional stated.
Sri Lankan legend Sangakkara was earlier appointed because the Director of Cricket by the Royals for IPL 2021. The previous wicket-keeper batsman scored over 28,000 runs for Sri Lanka in his illustrious profession.
Dube, a left-handed batsman, who has performed 15 IPL matches in his profession to date, scoring 169 runs and taking 4 wickets, is trying ahead to selecting Sangakkara’s mind.
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“I’m excited to play beneath the steering of Kumar Sangakkara. He’s a legend of the sport. I’m trying ahead to studying and taking some cricketing suggestions from him. He is without doubt one of the biggest left-handers I’ve seen. I need to ask him how he used to organize himself forward of a giant recreation as a batsman. He has dominated all of the codecs of the sport. I’m trying ahead to studying a whole lot of issues from a legend like him,” Dube additional instructed TimesofIndia.com.
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In the case of all-rounders, the Royals even have the likes of Chris Morris and Stokes of their aspect. Morris entered the final IPL public sale pool at a base worth of Rs. 75 lakhs and was finally bought to the Royals for a whopping Rs. 16.25 crore, making him the most-expensive purchase ever in IPL public sale historical past.
The Royals even have a brand new captain this time. The very proficient wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson will lead the aspect this season. The franchise have to date gained the IPL title simply as soon as, which was within the inaugural season in 2008 beneath the captaincy of Shane Warne.
Within the T20 format, all rounders are price their weight in gold. And Dube feels that the Royals are nicely positioned this season as a result of they’ve the providers of plenty of all-rounders.
“Having all-rounders within the workforce all the time advantages the workforce. It’s going to be actually thrilling. We (Stokes, Morris, Dube) are three all-rounders which implies the captain could have extra all-round participant choices. Sanju can have extra choices in each bowling and batting. I’ve performed with Chris Morris. He’s an incredible all-rounder. I’m actually trying ahead to sharing a spot within the taking part in XI with Ben Stokes. Stokes is without doubt one of the biggest all-rounders. I’m positive I’ll be taught quite a bit from him,” Dube stated.
Dube has to date performed 1 ODI and 13 T20Is for India. He made his worldwide debut in a T20I vs Bangladesh in November 2019. Comparisons with the legendary Yuvraj Singh quickly adopted. He was additionally the a part of the Indian workforce that travelled to New Zealand in 2020.
Dube has to date scored 105 runs in 13 T20Is for India, with a highest rating of 54 and brought 5 wickets. In the one ODI he has performed to date, which was in opposition to the West Indies in Chennai in December 2019, the 27 yr outdated scored a 6 ball 9 and bowled 7.5 overs, giving freely 68 runs and was wicket-less.
The final worldwide match he performed for India was over a yr in the past – a T20I vs New Zealand in February 2020.
On being requested a couple of doable comeback to the Indian aspect and whether or not he thinks he could make the minimize for the ICC T20 World Cup squad, Dube stated: “It’s going to be an enormous problem to make a comeback to the Indian aspect”.
“There’s a whole lot of competitors at the moment. However I’m working very laborious. I’ve a dream to play in a World Cup and win the trophy for my nation. I’m getting ready myself to try to get again into the Indian aspect,” Dube signed off.