Bangalore: Karnataka all-rounder Stuart Binny on Tuesday said he has "matured" as a cricketer and his selection for the World Cup T20 in Bangladesh has come at a right time for him. "I won't say it is pretty late in my career. I have peaked in this time of my career and I think I have matured as a cricketer right now and I am really looking forward to go out and perform for my country," Binny told reporters here.
Binny, who scored a brilliant 122 for Karnataka against Rest of India in the Irani Cup tie, said Indian Premier League (IPL) played vital role in transforming him into a quality player. "IPL transformed me. I played along side international players. In two to three years after the IPL, I got my game and worked hard on my fitness to do well," he said. (Click here for latest on IPL)
Binny also credited his fine performance in the Ranji season for getting a call-up to India's limited overs squad. The 29-year-old said he wasn't disappointed with not getting the chance in his debut match against New Zealand, where he did not get to bat and was called upon by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to bowl just one over in Hamilton. (Yuvraj, Binny in World T20 squad)