Krejza yet to come to terms with his stunning debutNovember 11th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 11 (IANS) Australian off-spinner Jason Krejza still can’t believe that he picked up 12 wickets on debut and is determined to prove that he is not a one Test wonder.Krejza embarrassed the selectors, who picked him only in the fourth and final Test against India, with a match haul of 12-358 that won him man of the match award. His figures were fourth-best for a debutant in history.
“It’s pretty unbelievable really. I haven’t realised the exact extent of what I have done yet I don’t think. It probably won’t be until I go home and look at it on paper and have a really good think about it so it’s still trying to sink in,” Krejza was quoted as saying by The Daily Telegraph.
“Now I am looking forward, hopefully to the next Test series and to new things in front of me. Once you get a chance in Test cricket you don’t want to let it go,” he said.
Questions were raised as to why Krejza was not played in the first three Tests as the Australian attack struggled to dismiss India. But coach Tim Nielsen felt that Krejza’s success in Nagpur was derived from the six or seven weeks of intensive bowling at the nets. India’s spin legend and former skipper Bishan Singh Bedi also helped out the spinner before the third Test in Delhi.
“I was getting used to these wickets for one, getting a real good bowl out in the nets and working with Ricky and all the guys in our team with how to bowl. The chat with Bishan Bedi gave me a lot of information and I am definitely a much better bowler than I was when I got here,” Krejza said.