Young Kashmir boy breaks the Internet with ‘ball of the century’, earns Shane Warne’s praise

first_imgA seven-year-old boy from Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir has become an internet sensation for bowling the ‘ball of the century’ and also received praise from Australian spin wizard Shane Warne.In a tweet, Warne praised the bowling skills of the boy identified as Ahmad, a resident of Ganderbal district in central Kashmir.”This is outstanding! Well bowled young man,” Warne tweeted, ending his tweet with thumbs up emoticon.This is outstanding ! Well bowled young man https://t.co/NfADPHXj4F Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 5, 2018Warne’s response on Twitter came on a tweet by a senior journalist in Kashmir who had posted a video of the boy bowling at a local match earlier this year.”Easily ball of the century. A googly that turns a metre and a half. @ShaneWarne take a look. You have some competition,” journalist, Islah Mufti had tweeted.”His name is Ahmad. He is 7 year old from Ganderbal district of Kashmir. A prodigy, I guess,” Mufti later tweeted in reply to Warne.Easily ball of the century. A googly that turns a metre and a half. @ShaneWarne take a look. You have some competition. pic.twitter.com/GEanTVuVME Mufti Islah (@islahmufti) July 23, 2018The video has already gathered 64000 views on Twitter.After Warne’s twitter praise for Ahmad, the young boy became a topic of discussion during Fox Cricket’s lunch break broadcast on day two of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy match between Australia and India at Adelaide.The broadcast clipping on Fox Cricket’s Instagram page has also garnered nearly 50000 views.advertisement(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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ICC’s tribute to champion babysitter and champion cricketer Rishabh Pant is going viral

first_imgInternational Cricket Council (ICC) has paid a tribute to Rishabh Pant after the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman was named the Emerging Player of the Year on Tuesday. Pant was picked by the ICC’s voting academy for a stellar show in his breakthrough Test year in 2018.Rishabh Pant’s cricketing talent is no secret. 20 catches and 350 runs in India’s historic Test series triumph over Australia in Australia earlier this month are testimony to his skills on the field. But Pant also gained popularity as a babysitter, thanks to Australia Test captain Tim Paine.On Tuesday, ICC posted a sketch of Pant with Paine family on social media, captioned: “Champion babysitter and champion cricketer. Rishabh Pant is the ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2018!”Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant were constantly involved in sledging banters during the ongoing four-Test series between India and Australia. In one of the funny exchanges, Paine had asked Pant, “Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids.”Well, a few days later Tim Paine’s wife, Bonnie Paine took to Instagram to share a photo of Pant with her kids and captioned it: “Best babysitter”. Notably, on New Year’s day.As wicketkeepers, both men were audible to the entire cricket world which was was hooked on to every ball of the four Tests played in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.advertisementPant remained in high demand even from the Indian camp. Rohit Sharma, who recently became a father, wondered whether Pant would be happy to take over babysitting duties.Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England, and equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 against Australia in Adelaide in December.He was also the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test hundred in Australia.last_img read more

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