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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
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Sourav Ganguly,Virender Sehwag,Indian U-19 cricket team
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly was impressed by Shivam Mavi (2R) and Kamlesh Nagarkoti (not in picture) due to their ability to regularly bowl at speeds of 140 km/h. (IDI via Getty Images)

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.

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