England’s Michael Vaughan was all praises for the performance of India’s debutant fast bowler Prasidh Krishna in the first ODI against England. Krishna picked 4/54 as India defend the 317-run total and also created an Indian record for the best bowling figures on ODI debut.
The Karnataka paceman returned with the figures of 4/54, surpassing Noel David’s 24-year-old record for India, and became the first Indian bowler to scalp four wickets on his ODI debut. India bowled out England for 251 runs to win the match by 66 runs.
I Think Rahul Dravid With His A-Side And Development Program Is Clearly Installing The Right Mentality In His Players: Michael Vaughan
Former England captain Michael Vaughan was all praises for Prasidh Krishna’s bowling performance while speaking with Cricbuzz and credited former Indian captain and current NCA director Rahul Dravid for ‘installing the right mentality in the players.
“Whatever India are doing behind the scenes, I know we keep mentioning the IPL but I think Rahul Dravid with his A-side and development program is clearly installing the right mentality in his players. All these players are being brought through the system into the international India team which is a huge pressure cooker. Full credit to the system that India have produced, they are getting it absolutely right,” Vaughan told Cricbuzz.
“It is very easy to say that the culture might be good, that Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri have created a nice culture but it is the individuals that are giving themselves the belief to go out there and perform. There is only you that can do it. No one else can do it for you,” he added.
Prasidh Krishna’s 4 wickets were supported by three wickets from Shardul Thakur and two by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Krunal Pandya, another debutant picked a wicket as well.
To Bounce Back The Way That Prasidh Krishna Did Today Just Shows That He Is Made Of The Right Stuff: Michael Vaughan
Prasidh Krishna was taken to cleaners by England openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow as they bulldozed to 135 runs in 14 overs for the first wicket. But came back in grand style to remove Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, and Tom Curran to help India win the match and go 1-0 up in the three ODI series.
“A young debutant with great character. To bounce back the way that he did today just shows that he is made of the right stuff. That’s why these kinds of bowlers are picked in white-ball cricket. They may go for a few runs, but they get wickets.
They unsettle the batting unit. They bowl a few short bowls at a decent pace. Every now and then they get wickets with poor balls because the batters think they can crash them to the boundary at a regular occurrence,” Vaughan said while mentioning that bowlers like Krishna will always succeed in shorter formats.