Prasidh Krishna, a tall and lanky fast bowler, enjoyed a dream start to his international career. The 25-year old picked 4 wickets in his debut ODI against England on Tuesday. His spell helped India register a comfortable 66-run victory over England. Krishna recently revealed that nobody advised him to take up cricket as a career option. It was his school coach who worked on him and realized his potential.
“Nobody really advised me in terms of taking up cricket as a career option. It’s just that my school coach Srinivas Murthy figured out that I was tall and I was getting the ball to move back. So, he’s the one who first corrected my running technique, the angle of my running, my loading and all of that. By doing all this, I also realised I was getting quicker and better. I was getting sharper with things. So that is when I realised, OK, there is something with fast bowling.”
Growing up, Prasidh would copy the actions of all the fast bowlers and spinners. Notably, amongst all great fast bowlers, the Karnataka cricketer admired Brett Lee the most.
And like I said, I always had a liking for fast bowling. Brett Lee was someone I always looked up to,” Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) official website quoted Krishna as saying.
Prasidh Krishna will ply his trade for Kolkata Knight Riders in the upcoming edition of IPL. Ahead of the IPL 2021, the fast bowler talked about the challenges a bowler has to face in T20 cricket.
“It is a really fast game — T20. So, it’s all about how fast are you willing to adapt! Because as a bowler, I don’t think there’s anybody who wants to just keep bowling one length all throughout. You want to do something, you want the batsman to do something, you want to try out things. So that’s where T20 comes into the picture because it challenges you about how many different things can you do and how consistently you can do,” he said.