“I am working on emulating what I did in 2017-18 when I had a good season,” Agarwal said in Bengaluru ahead of Karnataka’s Ranji opener against Services on Tuesday. “I’ve gone back a little bit, watched those videos, gone through those game plans and worked around that.
“For me, that result or end goal [India selection] Will take care of himself. I want to look at my processes, the areas I need to improve and what I need to do to continue doing the way I was doing. And I back myself for giving those performances.”
As he takes charge of a young team in transition, Agarwal will be looking to create an atmosphere similar to 2013-14 when he made his first-class debut after years of being pigeonholed as a white-ball batsman. player.
“We have to keep encouraging them, create a good environment for them to flourish,” Agarwal said. “He is in the team because he has performed in age-group cricket. Nikin did very well in Vijay Hazare as well. We want him to continue that form. As a team, we want an environment where Where they can come here, learn, execute and flourish, put in match-winning performances for Karnataka and play for the country.
“I want to encourage them [youngsters], because he has performed. They are skilled, they have flair and talent. We want to support them and help them learn. The atmosphere we want to create in the team is one that wants to win trophies and we are hungry for it.
“The more we win and the more we enjoy each other’s success, it will come. Each one of us has to be part of this environment, it’s not about one or two players coming in and creating it. If 20-25 of us make it, it will all pile up together. And when things pile up, the results will automatically come out.”
“We talked about the legacy [of Karnataka cricket] And realized that if we keep thinking about winning, winning, winning all the time, it’s not going to happen. That said, we’ve said how hungry we are, but we also have to have a plan and adapt. Be disciplined. If we can do that, the skills we have will automatically yield results. We are determined to win, there is no doubt about it. We want to win the trophy for Karnataka.”