Australia’s rising star Will Pucovski has deactivated his social media accounts to avoid the hype and intense hypothesis over his choice within the enjoying XI for the Test collection opener in opposition to India subsequent month.
Very few younger Australian cricketers have generated as a lot buzz lately as Pucovski, because of his prolific kind in Sheffield Shield.
To free himself of all of the distractions, he has reduce himself off fully from social media.
“It’s a bit of a media build-up to be honest, the big bat-off thing,” he advised reporters on Friday.
“All I can really control is how I go about it in my preparation and then obviously in the game so I feel like my batting’s in a really good place. I’m off a lot of social media, so that makes it a lot easier. You can’t get tagged on Twitter and stuff if you don’t have the app, so that’s been a pretty easy one for me.”
The prodigiously gifted pair of Pucovski and Cameroon Green had been amongst 5 uncapped gamers picked on Thursday in a 17-member Australian Test squad for the big-ticket four-match collection in opposition to India, beginning December 17.
In latest instances, Australian greats have referred to as for Pucovski’s choice within the workforce following his superb run in home cricket – the 22-year-old struck successive double centuries in his two Shield appearances.
His inclusion has arrange a contest with fellow opener Joe Burns, who’s feeling the warmth after a disastrous begin to the first-class summer time, although he nonetheless appears to have the backing of coach Justin Langer.
“He’s been amazing, hasn’t he?” Langer had mentioned of Pucovski on Friday.
“That said … we loved the combination of Joe Burns and David Warner. At this point, I’d say that will remain the same,” the coach had added.
Pucovski has additionally struggled with concussion accidents courting again to a critical hit he took on head at school soccer. “Obviously getting hit in the head a lot is not ideal from a physical or mental perspective,” he mentioned.
“But I’ve done a lot of work in that space to try and make sure my process is in a really good place.”
India performs three ODIs, three T20s and 4 Tests beginning November 27. The ODI and T20 collection will likely be performed in Sydney and Canberra from November 27 to December 8. The much-anticipated Test collection begins with the Day-Night Test at Adelaide from December 17.