Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar never shies away from praising the talented youngster. This time, he came up with a video in which he welcomed Indian fast bowler Prasidh Krishna, who got off to a great start against England in the first ODI on Tuesday and helped India beat India by 66 runs.
Pradeep returned with figures of 4/54, along with the best bowling figures in ODIs for India. But the road to success was not easy at all. Krishna was very expensive in the beginning. England openers Johnny Bairstow and Jason Roy bowled him clean as the Indian team scored a quick 37 runs in the first three overs. But he did not lose confidence in himself. Prasar made a strong comeback and broke the opening partnership of 135 runs and demolished England’s batting.
Prasar’s extraordinary comeback impressed Akhtar. In the latest video on his YouTube channel, the former cricketer said that the Indian quick gave a ‘miraculous’ mantra.
He is not Krishna, he is ‘Karishma’ (miracle). The way he came back after being beaten by England openers and taking four wickets is miraculous.
He said, ‘I am very happy to see that Srikrishna made a great comeback in the first ODI against England. As a fast bowler, you have to bounce back your attitude, your courage, your talent and skills to fall down once you have scored too many runs. But the way he took 4 wickets, did very well and retained it, Shoaib said on his YouTube channel.
Whenever you are hit, just remember one thing – do not reduce your speed. Just keep an eye on the wickets and aim the ball there. You have to do this only when you do not do what is to be done. Keep your pace, never let it fall. He said, finish the game at a higher speed.