Our Knight Prasidh Krishna might be just two-match old in international cricket but he has already started leaving his footprints on the minds of cricket pundits with his bowling skills. In the 2 ODIs he has played so far against England, he has picked up 6 wickets and his pace and variations have left the cricketing world mighty impressed.
Superb bowling display by #TeamIndia 🇮🇳 after 🏴 got off to a rollicking start 💥💥— BCCI (@BCCI) March 23, 2021
India win by 6️⃣6️⃣ runs and take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series #INDvENG @Paytm
Scorecard 👉 https://t.co/MiuL1livUt pic.twitter.com/0m58T6SdKq
Prasidh’s seam position while releasing the ball has now caught the attention of former India skipper and the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, who felt Prasidh has the mettle to make his mark in Test cricket as well.
“I tell you what, with those seam up deliveries, he is someone that the Indian selection committee must consider seriously for red ball (Tests) as well,” Gavaskar said after Prasidh’s twin strike in the 37th over against England in Pune on Friday.
“Just like Jasprit Bumrah, from T20s and ODIs, has now become India’s premium bowler in the Test format, Prasidh Krishna with his pace and the seam-up position could be a very, very good red ball bowler as well,” he pointed.
Bowled him! Sensational yorker by Prasidh.@prasidh43 with his second wicket in an over. Buttler departs for a duck.— BCCI (@BCCI) March 26, 2021
England 4 down https://t.co/RrLvC29Iwg #INDvENG @Paytm pic.twitter.com/hiPU2fP9iT
Earlier, the likes of Glenn McGrath, Sanjay Bangar and Dinesh Karthik also joined in showering accolades on the young Karnataka fast bowler.
Sanjay Bangar on @prasidh43 making his debut:— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 23, 2021
"When I was with #TeamIndia, there often used to be discussions about Prasidh as a good option."
"His biggest speciality is he has played 24-25 IPL matches. He has a sound head & can make good decisions."#INDvsENG #PrasidhKrishna pic.twitter.com/KCuIYHTAc9
Prasidh made his international debut in the first ODI against England on March 23rd, 2021, and returned record-breaking figures of 4-54, the highest by any Indian in a debut ODI match.
LIVE NOW 🎥 - Hero of #TeamIndia's win in 1st ODI, @prasidh43 takes us on a stroll through his journey in the game so far in the latest instalment of #IAmAKnight ✨#KKR #HaiTaiyaar #IPL2021 #PrasidhKrishnahttps://t.co/YL2kdEBzym— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 25, 2021