The ongoing year just keeps on getting better for 18-year old Washington Sundar. Just a few days ago, the Tamil Nadu allrounder was rewarded for his fine show this year with a maiden India call-up for the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka and even before he could end his celebrations, he has received yet another great news. The teenager has been called in as replacement in the ODI side for Kedar Jadhav who has been ruled out of the three-match series due to a hamstring injury.
Sundar has not looked back since impressing in this year’s Indian Premier League. He was roped in by Rising Pune Supergiant as an injury replacement for Ravichandran Ashwin and repaid the faith by taking 11 wickets in nine games at an average of 12 and an impressive economy rate of only 5.54. He also impressed in this year’s Duleep Trophy and continued the same form in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, where he has scored 315 runs so including the 159-run knock against Tripura which was his maiden first-class ton in addition to picking up 12 wickets.
Meanwhile, Twitterati was quick to wish the youngster who is making rapid rise in the game.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the youngster’s inclusion in the squad:
Suresh Raina ignored over Washington Sundar.
Clearly BCCI isn’t interested to look back.
Looks like they only want youngsters now.
— Jay Jadwani (@diehard_msdian) December 9, 2017
Kedar Jadhav Ruled Out Of The ODI Series With Sri Lanka Due To Hamstring Injury. Washington Sundar Will Replace Him. Congrats Young Champ. All The Best. ?????#INDvSL #INDvsSL pic.twitter.com/bxmcITwkos
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) December 9, 2017
Washington Sundar in place for the injured Kedhar Jadhav! Born October 5, 1999 and traversing paths so quickly! Way to go!
— Harish Venkat (@harven95) December 9, 2017
Happy for Washington Sundar selection in team, one reason to watch #INDvsSL series, hope he will get chance in playing 11, best of luck champ
— Sunil ?? (@Sunilkath) December 9, 2017