Rising Victorian cricketer Will Pucovski has lifted the lid on his emotions after recording his maiden first-class century this past weekend.
Pucovski helped the Bushrangers salvage a draw against Queensland over the weekend, scoring 188, piecing together a batting master class that solidified his status as one of the country’s most mouthwatering young talents.
The 20-year-old, who has suffered multiple concussion ailments throughout his short career, says the fact he was unsure about his future just months ago puts the century in perspective.
“I’ve had a couple of setbacks, thinking back two months ago, I was on the couch at home thinking, when is my next game or training session coming,” he told SEN’s Whateley.
“It has been pretty frustrating with the concussion issues, but I’ve put in a fair bit of work over the last couple of months from a physical perspective, hitting a lot of balls to make sure I was ready for the second half of the year.
“It is good to get the rewards, but there is still a bit of the season to go.”
Pucovski added how he knew his century was safe as soon as it came off his bat, and doing it in front of his loved ones increased the moment’s significance.
“It was one of those unique feelings that I don’t think I’ve had before on a cricket field from an individual level,” he said.
“All my mates realised I was 64 not out overnight and had swung in in the morning, all a bit dusty after a 21st, and I had my family there. To do it in front of them and my teammates was pretty good.
“It is indescribable. I think I screamed as soon as I hit it, I realised that is in the gap and it’ll be two or four.
“It was one of those feelings where I had the tingle through my body for the next few balls and it was drinks at the end of the over, and I thought I have to get through here and make sure you don’t give it away.”
Listen to Will Pucovski’s chat with Gerard Whateley on SEN in the player below!