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My job is to keep performing, says Shreyas Iyer

75   //    16 Oct 2017, 19:06 IST

Mumbai, Oct 16 (PTI) He has been on the fringes of the Indian team for quite some time now with his prolific performances but Shreyas Iyer is not yet ready to lose his sleep over not getting a chance post his last-minute inclusion in the squad for the Dharamshala Test against Australia.

Iyer, who will captain the Board President's XI against New Zealand in a warm-up games made it clear that his job is to keep performing.

"As I told you before, my job is to keep performing. I won't be thinking what the selectors are thinking," Iyer said when asked if tomorrow's game was an opportunity to impress the selectors.

"When you have runs backing you up, you can go in with full confidence. When you get a good start again in a new game, you want to ensure that you convert them into big scores. But whatever runs I have scored is past now. Tomorrow is a new day and I am looking forward to it," the 22-year-old batsman added.

Iyer has scored heavily in Ranji Trophy in the past seasons. He even notched up a double hundred against Australia for India A earlier this year. Still he is knocking the doors to enter the Indian team.

Asked if he was frustrated on not been picked up for India, Iyer was blunt in his reply saying he did not wish to speak about it.

"No, I am tired of this question, to be honest. I wouldn't like to reply at all. I think I have given all my answers previously. Again and again, I don't want to talk over it," he sounded irritated.

"My motivation is enjoying cricket, and that's what I do. I love playing cricket. It's my passion. I love to score in every match, and that's what my aim is every time I go to the ground," the Mumbai-batsman said.

On tomorrow's game, Iyer says its an important game for them as much as it is for the opposition, even though it's only a warm-up encounter.

"We youngsters treat this game as an opportunity for us. We will try to give our best," he added

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