Kolkata: Manoj Tiwary has so far been considered for the shorter formats. But while on tour in the West Indies with India A, his focus will be on making a strong case for the middle-order of the Indian Test team. Tiwary tells Wisden India that the contenders for Rahul Dravid’s slot in the Test team might be fierce competitors, but they are also close friends.
You’ve been in a strange position with the Indian team recently – travelling, but not getting a match. It must be frustrating. Do you feel a bit unwanted at times?
Yes, it is difficult to sit out for 13 games after scoring a hundred in my last match. But there isn’t much I can do. That’s the way life is. Yes, at times it does get frustrating, but you have to continue doing what the team wants you to do. The team management decides what the best 11 is and that’s what goes out to play. I just do my best in the practice sessions, improve as much as I can, and be ready all the time. I think it’s just a matter of time before I get an opportunity, and when that happens, I will get a big one.