Prasidh Krishna had a dream debut yesterday as he helped India thump England in the first ODI at Pune. Not only did Prasidh receive accolades from fans and family, but the cricketing fraternity poured their heart out for Karnataka-pacer. Australian-legend Glen McGrath, who has worked on honing Prasidh's skills at MRF Pace Academy in Chennai back in 2017, congratulated the lad on his superb achievement.

McGrath, who had earlier taken to social media to congratulate Prasidh on being selected in the Indian squad, wrote, "Congratulations Prasidh @skiddyy on taking 4/54 & breaking the Indian record for most wickets taken by a bowler on ODI debut. Well done mate #cricket #mrfpacefoundation #fbc".

Prasidh, who also went to the CA Centre of Excellence in Brisbane in 2019 as part of MRF Pace Foundation's MoU with Cricket Australia, was overwhelmed by his mentor's appreciation post. In an exclusive chat with KKR, he recounted McGrath's contribution to his career and said, "The difference he made was to bring in that aura of calmness and also he was very specific about the line and length with respect to different pitches. He always spoke of being consistent. The first thing I picked from him was to remian in the present under all circumstances as it is the most important aspect for a bowler when you are playing a game."

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Photo Above: Prasidh with former Australian pacer Ryan Harris in Brisbane in 2019.