Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag impressed with Indian U-19 cricket team pacers
Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag were impressed by the pace of Indian U-19 cricket team pace duo of Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi, who had consistently been clocking more than 145 kilometres per hour in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup game vs Australia.cricket Updated: Jan 15, 2018 17:41 IST
Sourav Ganguly has complimented youngsters Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi for their impressive outings against Australia U-19 in the first game of the ongoing U-19 World Cup and urged the likes of Virat Kohli and the authorities concerned to keep an eye on the pace duo.
Nagarkoti finished with figures of 3/29 as India pulled off a 100-run win over Australia to kick-start their campaign no the right note.
However, what caught everyone’s attention was the fact that Nagarkoti and Mavi (3/45) were both clocking more than 145 km/h consistently.
Nagarkoti was the pick of the two as his ability to swing the ball both ways at that pace impressed a number of former cricketers.
Leading the pack was former Indian cricket team skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is a part of the ICC commentary panel in New Zealand.
Ganguly was so impressed with the youngsters clocking such speeds at such a young age, he even went ahead and tagged current India skipper Virat Kohli, VVS Laxman and the BCCI in his post.
Among other former cricketers to praise the U-19 pace duo were Virender Sehwag and former New Zealand pacer and current commentator Danny Morrison.
Like my combox colleagues here at #Tauranga... I’m super impressed with @IndiaU19 pace duo of Nagarkoti & Mavi 👏👊🏻 Future looking bright for India! Pace shoe on the other foot nowadays! #pacetoburnyoungindia— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) January 14, 2018
After registering a 100-run win over Australia, the Indian U-19 cricket team will take on Papua New Guinea tomorrow before they play Zimbabwe on January 19, 2018.
First Published: Jan 15, 2018 17:37 IST