Dearly missed scoring a century against India, says Pakistan-born Zimbabwe opener Sikandar Raza

27-year-old Raza knows he has got to take every chance that he gets but won't put undue pressure on himself.

updated: July 25, 2013 21:24 IST
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Playing the best knock of his short international career does not satisfy Sikandar Raza Butt. Instead, it is the disappointment of missing out on a hundred against the world champions haunts him more. (Read 2nd ODI preview)

Playing just his third ODI, Raza top scored for Zimbabwe with 82 to help Zimbabwe to 228 for 6, which the Virat Kohli-led India chased down within 45 overs.

"A friend of mine just asked me something," he said after Zimbabwe's six-wicket defeat to India. "He asked me: 'How did it feel when Virat got his hundred?' I tell you, that question stung me properly. I'm going to remember that for the rest of my life. I'm not going to find these opportunities a lot, so when I do I'm going to have to make sure that I convert them," Raza said in the post-match press conference at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.

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