I’ve always been open to change and learning: Travis Head

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Vaibhav Tripathi

Travis Head, awarded the Player of the Match in the World Test Championship (WTC) Final, shared his thoughts on the hard work he has put in over the past two years, which has resulted in him achieving success in the longest format. He emphasized the importance of maintaining a positive approach with the bat, something he has focused on consistently.

“Lot of hard work over the two years. It’s been nice. That’s been the approach for two years (positive approach with the bat). Said through the week that I want to be able to be proactive. I was tested throughout the innings. It was nice to be out there for a period of time with (Steve Smith) Smudge. Amazing week. Amazing Test from him and what we’ve come to expect (from him) here in England.

“Hope it’s a big couple of months from him. And I’ve always said that it feels like all the plans go to him, all the attention he draws, and I can just go about my work. Nice to spend some time out with him,” he said in the post-match presentation.

The southpaw acknowledged his own journey of growth, highlighting the importance of being open to change and continuous learning. “I’ve always had the confidence. It’s about going out there and expressing that. It took me some time and everyone goes through that. I’ve always been open to change, open to learning. I’ve bedded down somewhat of a blueprint. It’s not always going to work. It’s nice to work that out in such a big game and hopefully continues in the next couple of months.”

Reflecting on the game, Head emphasized the team’s ability to grind through challenging moments, a characteristic they have shown consistently over the past two years. “Lot of what-ifs going to bed last night. We’ve come across such moments through the two years where we’ve had to grind it out. We’re able to do that again today.”

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