Young fast bowlers learn how to bowl from their idols. Having said that, Royal Challengers Bangalore have found a young fast bowler who is a big fan of Jasprit Bumrah, so much so that he can be called RCB’s Jasprit Bumrah himself. Youngster.
Mahesh Kumar impressing everyone with his bowling
Mahesh Kumar is a picture perfect when it comes to copying Bumrah’s bowling action.
Youngsters in Pakistan grow up watching videos of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Imran Khan, and Shoaib Akhtar and try to mimic their bowling styles. If you have seen Imran Khan Snr. bowling, you will instantly understand that his inspiration at a young age would have been Umar Gul.
Same is the case with Mahesh Kumar who was seen bowling with a Bumrah-like skiddy action in the nets at Bengaluru ahead of RCB’s clash with Mumbai Indians on Thursday.
A video surfaced on social media platform, Twitter wherein Kumar got the limelight for executing Bumrah’s style with perfection. The bowling action got everyone thinking about the young boy. It was revealed that the youngster is a professional cricketer who was donning RCB colors in the nets for a practice session.
Watch it below:
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He impressed Ashish Nehra so much that he gifted him a pair of shoes as well.
He isn’t a part of RCB squad this year however, he might well get a call-up for the league in the coming editions looking at his recognition.
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