Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat has expressed a desire to perform at the same level as Team India premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah, in order to earn a recall to the national team as well make a mark.
"When I saw [Jasprit] Bumrah bowling in the West Indies, it inspired me to be as hostile as him. If I want to be at that level, I have to be as good as him. You have to be above everyone else if you want to be successful at that level," he said as quoted by Cricinfo.
Unadkat has expressed confidence and immense belief with regard to his capabilities, as well as backed himself to make a comeback in the Indian team.
"I still feel that I have it inside me to come back in the team and be successful as well. I don't just want to get a spot, I want to do well at the international level. I've reached there in all three formats, so it's not about being picked anymore. Now it's about being picked and being relied upon as one of the premier fast bowlers in the country. The standards are high. The way the current crop of fast bowlers is doing is something I try to imitate," he added.
The Indian team is currently battling it out in an away series against New Zealand, having recorded a historic T20I series triumph against the Black Caps so far.