Mumbai: Ramesh Powar, the all rounder from Mumbai wore an India cap for the first time in the second One Day International against Pakistan in Rawalpindi. Though he didn't play in any of the tests, Powar made a mark both with the ball and the bat. Back in Mumbai, Powar is now looking forward to playing as much cricket as he can. Powar says he feels privileged to have been part of such a side and has learnt a lot from the tour. "I watched Rahul Dravid, Sachin, Saurav, Viru how they prepare for a big game and how to ease out and not to take too much pressure and to do your best job," said Powar. Powar played just two One Day Internationals in the series and impressed many with his performances. His strike rate was over a hundred and in a series of very high scoring games, his economy rate was 5.20. Even before the tour, he was praised for his temperament and ability to play under pressure - a trait most visible at Rawalpindi where he nearly won the match for India. "I enjoyed it. It was a good game and I think overall it was alright but I'm disappointed that I couldn't win that game," said Powar. It's been a difficult ride for Ramesh Powar and keeping his place in the Indian team will be a challenge. But for now, he just plans to concentrate on playing good, positive cricket.
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