Former England captain Michael Vaughan has heaped high praise on India’s latest debutant Prasidh Krishna for the manner in which he came back after suffering a mauling at the hands of Jonny Bairstow in his first spell.
Krishna, who was playing his first-ever ODI for India, was taken to the cleaners by Jonny Bairstow in the third over of his first spell, hammering him for two fours and as many sixes.
The Karnataka pacer, however, came back brilliantly in his second spell as he claimed the prized scalps of Jason Roy and Ben Stokes to kickstart a collapse that saw England lose their 10 wickets for a mere 116 runs.
He backed it up with two more wickets in his final spell and in the process, Prasidh Krishna became the first-ever Indian pacer to claim four wickets on ODI debut.
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Speaking on CricBuzz Live, Michael Vaughan lauded Prasidh Krishna for his steely temperament, stating that the manner in which he bounced back showed that he is made up of ‘right stuff’.
“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,” Michael Vaughan said.
Prasidh Krishna during the post-match interview opined that he wants to be known as a ‘hit the deck’ bowler.
Vaughan explained why such kind of bowlers find so much success in limited-overs cricket.
“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 added.