"I was getting runs in domestic cricket. I had a word with Rahul bhai. I told him I was getting thoughts of sometimes not getting picked. I very clearly remember him telling me 'Mayank these are the things that are in your hands'," said Mayank.
Having represented Team India in 11 Tests so far, Mayank has racked up 974 runs at 57.29. The tally includes 3 tons and 4 fifties. In 2019, the right-hander slammed two double tons against South Africa and Bangladesh respectively.
Mayank recalled the advice Rahul Dravid game him prior to his international debut.
"He put forth few things - 'Coming October and November is not going to be different from September. If you think otherwise you will get into a negative frame. It's you who is going to lose out'. So I remembered that talk and that kept me going," he concluded.