Senior Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary smashed his maiden triple hundred for Bengal against Hyderabad in the ongoing Ranji Trophy Group A clash. However, he said it is difficult to make an Indian comeback at this stage. Tiwary, who has played 12 One Day Internationals and 3 Twenty20 Internationals, hit 30 fours and five sixes in his unbeaten 303 from 414 balls at a strike rate of 73.19.
He stayed at the crease for 10 hours and 30 minutes and also became only the second batsman from Bengal to hit a triple ton after Devang Gandhi’s 323 against Assam at Guwahati in the 1998-99 season. Earlier he has the best score of 267 as Bengal captain against Madhya Pradesh in a drawn match in Kolkata in the 2011-12 season.
“Anything is possible in this world. Confidence is my strength whether I score a zero or a hundred. I have always believed in my abilities and hard work,” Manoj Tiwary told reporters. who last played in an ODI way back in 2015 in Zimbabwe.
“I would like to thank my personal coach Manabendra Ghosh. He has helped me get better. If you have that belief in your ability, confidence comes in. Looking forward you never know what’s going to happen. Right now, the way the Indian team is shaped up, it’s difficult but you never know,” shared the former Bengal captain.
Manoj Tiwary’s stunning knock came after he remained unsold in the IPL auction last month and got involved in a controversy when he asked national selector Devang to leave the Bengal team dressing room for his “unauthorized” entry as well. Moreover, he was also removed from captaincy and Abhimanyu Easwaran replaced him.
“Difficult to digest the fact that I will not be playing the IPL again this season but that’s the reality,” he added.“The management looks at something different in their eyes I might not provide that. It feels bad when you see so many youngsters and players are playing and I sit back and watch the games, at times we see those kinds of shots I could have also played.”
“To be honest, I was not sure how to express my feeling, it was pretty odd for me. when I was not scoring big runs I had a plan to celebrate in a way when I scored a hundred but I don’t know it did not come out. The hundred against India will always be on top. Then I guess this 303, this is my maiden triple ton and it came when Bengal were in a spot of bother,” Manoj Tiwary concluded.