India and Karnataka pacer and Kolkata Knight Riders recruit Prasidh Krishna has opened about his experience of playing in Indian colors during the recently-concluded One-day International series against England.
Hailing it as a ‘great experience’, Krishna said to play for his country has been a dream come true for him just like any other cricketer and the praise that he has garnered for his performances has also bolstered his confidence as he looks forward to emulating his exploits for KKR in the upcoming IPL.
Prasidh Krishna had a tough introduction to international cricket as he was taken to the cleaners by the likes of Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy during his first-ever ODI spell. However, the pacer stormed back brilliantly in his second and third spell to claim a match-winning four-wicket haul- the first Indian to achieve the feat on ODI debut.
“It’s been two weeks that I played three games for India and now back in KKR, practising and waiting to play. All I realise is time has been flying and it’s going to fly no matter what you do. But on the hindisight, it’s been a great experience to have made my debut for India. It’s a dream come true for any cricketer. In terms of the praise I have been getting, it only adds to my confidence levels and I look forward to taking it ahead from here,” Prasidh Krishna was quoted as saying by KKR’s official website.
Krishna further insisted that instead of using any specific variation, he just focussed on the process and consistency. The young Karnataka fast bowler revealed that he was slightly nervous after he was taken apart by the English batsmen in his debut game but skipper Virat Kohli’s advice to remain on the front foot helped him immensely and eventually he delivered the goods with a match-winning spell.
”Every single game that I was a part of, I tried to be at my best. There was no specific variation that I had been working on, but I did learn some important lessons while playing for Team India,” he said.
“At the beginning of the match where I made my debut, there was a bit of pressure situation. But Virat and the other seniors told me to always be on the front foot, and it worked well. We made a comeback, and we won. So yes, that’s one lesson I have learnt – about being positive no matter what the situation is,” Prasidh Krishna signed off.