India’s latest pace sensation Prasidh Krishna says that the legendary MotoGP racer, Valentino Rossi has been a source of inspiration for him to bowl fast. The speedster made his international debut in the ODI series against England and constantly clocked the 140 kph mark.
Speaking about his ability to bowl express fast Prasidh Krishna said that he loved to cycle as a child and that he followed the nine-time Grand Prix World Champion. Krishna was awed by the swiftness of the Italian race, who currently rides for the Petronas Yamaha SRT team.
“I used to cycle a lot because our road was a dead end. So, I used to come down the lane. I used to watch a lot of Valentino Rossi back then, so I had followed him a lot. Maybe that’s where the speed factor came in because I was, you know, seeing him go so fast. It’s so much of speed. So that’s where my liking for speed came into existence,” Prasidh Krishna told kkr.in.
Selection committee must consider Prasidh Krishna seriously for red-ball cricket as well – Sunil Gavaskar
Prasidh Krishna has been impressive in the two ODIs he has played. In the first ODI, he picked 4 wickets and spearheaded India’s comeback after a 135-run opening stand between Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow. In the second game as well, the right-arm speedster dismissed Bairstow and Jos Buttler, dismissing the latter with a brilliant yorker.
Former India captain, Sunil Gavaskar is so impressed by the Karnataka that he urges the selectors to include the 25-year-old in the Test set-up as well. Gavaskar opines that the Kolkata Knight Riders bowler has good pace and bowls the seam-up deliveries, and could have a bright future in red-ball cricket as well.
As quoted by news18.com, Sunil Gavaskar said, “With those seam-up deliveries, he is someone the Indian selection committee must consider seriously for red-ball cricket (Tests) as well. Just like Jasprit Bumrah, from T20s and ODIs, has now become India’s premium bowler in the Test format, Prasidh Krishna, with his pace and the seam-up position could be a very, very good red-ball bowler as well.”