Former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath praised his MRF academy ward, Prasidh Krishna, for his scintillating ODI debut for India in the first ODI against England played at the MCA Stadium in Pune on March 23. Krishna was one of the two debutants for India, with left-arm all-rounder Krunal Pandya being the other.
Both the players had a superb first outing against England in Pune as Krunal Pandya smashed the fastest half-century on ODI debut in just 26 balls and picked one wicket. Meanwhile, Prasidh Krishna had a tough initiation as Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow went after him in his first 3 overs. He was given a break by captain Virat Kohli after the assault.
Krishna was then brought back when the Bairstow was dismissed and he accounted for Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, and Tom Curran, in the end, finishing with figures of 4/54 in 8.1 overs. He became the first Indian bowler to take four wickets on his ODI debut and registered the best bowling figures for an Indian on ODI debut as well, besting Noel David’s 3/21 against the West Indies in 1997.
Congratulations Prasidh Krishna On Breaking The Indian Record For Most Wickets Taken By A Bowler On ODI Debut: Glenn McGrath
Australian bowling legend Glenn McGrath has seen Prasidh Krishna up close and helped him fine-tune his bowling style at the MRF Pace Academy in Chennai, in which the lanky Australian bowler is the head of. Prasidh Krishna was picked thanks to his superlative performance for breaking the Indian record for most wickets taken by a bowler on ODI debut.
Glenn McGrath who played for Australia from 1993-2007 picked 949 international wickets in 376 games, winning the ICC World Cup in 1999, 2003, and 2007, and was the Player of the tournament in the 2007 edition in the West Indies.
McGrath had previously wished Prasidh Krishna on his selection in the Indian ODI team and after a brilliant debut, congratulated the lad on his superb achievement.
“Congratulations Prasidh @skiddyy on taking 4/54 & breaking the Indian record for most wickets taken by a bowler on ODI debut. Well done mate #cricket #mrfpacefoundation #fbc,” McGrath posted on Instagram.
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