Not Bothered Over Missing Out On A Double-Century - Daryl Mitchell

Not Bothered Over Missing Out On A Double-Century – Daryl Mitchell

Daryl Mitchell is one of the fastest rising stars in the cricketing world right now. He has produced some stellar performances for his country recently and he is showing no signs of stopping. His semi-final performance against England in T20 WC 2021 is still one of the best innings that came in a winning cause. He was a part of IPL 2022 for the Rajasthan Royals but was not handed enough matches.

Now, in the test series against England, he has been in top-notch form. He has scored back-to-back centuries in the ongoing series, with the first century coming at the Home of Cricket-Lords. That century gave him the honor of having his name written in golden letters on the Honors Board at Lords.  While Mitchell scored 190 runs in the first innings against England at Trent Bridge, he narrowly missed out on a double century. He also scored an unbeaten half-century in the second innings.

But his team had to face a defeat as England put on a brave counterattacking performance. Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow paved the way for England to achieve their fifth-highest run chase in Test Cricket on home soil. Mitchell had a change of fortunes on the day he was dimissed on 190. He dropped two key catches later on in the ending session. But Mitchell wasn’t bothered by it as he believes that it is a part and parcel of the game.

It’s The Nature Of The Game – Mitchell On Change Of Fortunes

“To be honest, a double-hundred personally doesn’t mean a hell of a lot, it was just nice to contribute to a score that can help win us a Test match,” he said. “Anything over a hundred’s pretty good, so I was just trying to do a good job for the team, and it’s always good fun batting with [Trent] Boulty at the end there, he always provides a bit of entertainment.

To be honest, a double-hundred personally doesn’t mean a hell of a lot, it was just nice to contribute to a score that can help win us a Test match,” he said. “Anything over a hundred’s pretty good, so I was just trying to do a good job for the team, and it’s always good fun batting with [Trent] Boulty at the end there, he always provides a bit of entertainment.

It’s just the game of cricket. The first one I probably catch nine times out of 10, and the second one’s a reaction catch that either sticks or it doesn’t. For me, I’ve trained to play Test cricket and play five days and do this job, so it’s just the nature of the game that we play.”

Avishkar Govardhane is a Sports Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News covering the latest Cricket News.