Dube, a 27-year-old all-rounder, was purchased by Royals for Rs. 4.Four Crore on the final IPL gamers public sale. The Mumbai born cricketer is gearing up for the brand new problem and looking out ahead to studying from the likes of Kumar Sangakkara, who has been appointed because the Royals’ Director of Cricket, and star all-rounder Ben Stokes.
“It feels actually good to be a part of the Rajasthan Royals. I’m actually excited to play alongside Sanju Samson. He’s certainly one of my superb pals within the Indian cricket group. I do know him very well. Our aspect seems robust and I’m positive we are going to carry the trophy this time,” Dube instructed Timesofindia.com in an unique interview.
“I learnt rather a lot at RCB. The expertise was big. Virat has quite a lot of expertise. He is without doubt one of the finest cricketers on the planet. He’s at present on the highest degree of cricket. I’ve learnt rather a lot from him,” Dube, who performed two seasons of the IPL for RCB additional mentioned.
Sri Lankan legend Sangakkara was earlier appointed because the Director of Cricket by the Royals for IPL 2021. The previous wicket-keeper batsman scored over 28,000 runs for Sri Lanka in his illustrious profession.
Dube, a left-handed batsman, who has performed 15 IPL matches in his profession to this point, scoring 169 runs and taking Four wickets, is trying ahead to choosing Sangakkara’s mind.
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“I’m excited to play underneath the steering of Kumar Sangakkara. He’s a legend of the sport. I’m trying ahead to studying and taking some cricketing suggestions from him. He is without doubt one of the biggest left-handers I’ve seen. I need to ask him how he used to organize himself forward of a giant recreation as a batsman. He has dominated all of the codecs of the sport. I’m trying ahead to studying quite a lot of issues from a legend like him,” Dube additional instructed TimesofIndia.com.
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In the case of all-rounders, the Royals even have the likes of Chris Morris and Stokes of their aspect. Morris entered the final IPL public sale pool at a base worth of Rs. 75 lakhs and was ultimately offered to the Royals for a whopping Rs. 16.25 crore, making him the most-expensive purchase ever in IPL public sale historical past.
The Royals even have a brand new captain this time. The very proficient wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson will lead the aspect this season. The franchise have to this point gained the IPL title simply as soon as, which was within the inaugural season in 2008 underneath the captaincy of Shane Warne.
Within the T20 format, all rounders are value their weight in gold. And Dube feels that the Royals are effectively positioned this season as a result of they’ve the companies of various all-rounders.
“Having all-rounders within the group at all times advantages the group. It’s going to be actually thrilling. We (Stokes, Morris, Dube) are three all-rounders which suggests the captain may have extra all-round participant choices. Sanju can have extra choices in each bowling and batting. I’ve performed with Chris Morris. He’s an incredible all-rounder. I’m actually trying ahead to sharing a spot within the taking part in XI with Ben Stokes. Stokes is without doubt one of the biggest all-rounders. I’m positive I’ll study rather a lot from him,” Dube mentioned.
Dube has to this point performed 1 ODI and 13 T20Is for India. He made his worldwide debut in a T20I vs Bangladesh in November 2019. Comparisons with the legendary Yuvraj Singh quickly adopted. He was additionally the a part of the Indian group that travelled to New Zealand in 2020.
Dube has to this point scored 105 runs in 13 T20Is for India, with a highest rating of 54 and brought 5 wickets. In the one ODI he has performed to this point, which was in opposition to the West Indies in Chennai in December 2019, the 27 yr outdated scored a 6 ball 9 and bowled 7.5 overs, making a gift of 68 runs and was wicket-less.
The final worldwide match he performed for India was over a yr in the past – a T20I vs New Zealand in February 2020.
On being requested a few potential comeback to the Indian aspect and whether or not he thinks he could make the reduce for the ICC T20 World Cup squad, Dube mentioned: “It’s going to be an enormous problem to make a comeback to the Indian aspect”.
“There’s quite a lot of competitors at present. However I’m working very exhausting. I’ve a dream to play in a World Cup and win the trophy for my nation. I’m getting ready myself to attempt to get again into the Indian aspect,” Dube signed off.