Arzan Nagwaswalla, last month, was named as a net bowler for Team India’s ongoing tour of the United Kingdom. Arzan is among the four standby players present with the Indian team in the UK alongside Abhimanyu Easwaran, Avesh Khan, and Prasidh Krishna.
The 23-year-old scripted history as he became the first Parsi member since 1975 to be associated with Team India. Arzan wasn’t even born when Farokh Engineer, the last Parsi cricketer to play an international match for India, played his final Test in 1975.
In an exclusive interview with CricTracker, Arzan Nagwaswalla answered a variety of questions, ranging from his personal to professional life. He also spoke about his experience of bowling in the nets to some of the finest modern-day batsmen.
When asked to name “One cricketer you would never want to mess with?”, Arzan replied: “I won’t mess around with anybody actually but if I have to pick one, then I won’t mess with Virat Kohli right now. We all know how he is on the field but off the field, he is quite opposite of that. So, on the field, I would not mess around him.”
The left-arm pacer was also asked to share his experience of bowling to the likes of Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Cheteshwar Pujara. Replying to the query, Arzan said that the experience of bowling in the nets has been pretty challenging and exciting, so far.
“It is a good experience till now. Whenever we have practiced and whenever I have bowled to them, it has been really great and really exciting. You cannot give them an inch to score. You have to be spot-on as many times as possible. So, it’s pretty challenging and exciting as well,” he stated.
Since making his debut in 2019, Arzan Nagwaswalla has represented Gujarat in 16 first-class games picking a stunning 62 wickets at an economy rate of 3.02 and an average of 22.5.