Twitter goes ‘gaga’ as 18-year-old Kamlesh Nagarkoti bowls at serious pace against Australia

India started their ICC U-19 World Cup campaign with a 100-run victory over Australia at Mount Maunganui. Jack Edwards’s all-round show went in vain as India’s top-three batsmen notched up the fifties to set the team up for a 328 run total before their bowlers wrapped up Australia for just 228.

India posted a mammoth 180-run partnership for the first wicket before Indian skipper Prithvi Shaw departed six short of his hundred. Manjot Kalra got out on 84 as India crossed the 200-run mark. Shubman Gill then hit a 54-ball 63 to take India past the 250-run mark. Useful contributions from the tailenders further propelled the total to 328.


Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Two Indian quicks Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi picked three wickets each to wrap up Australia’s innings in the 43rd over itself. Nagarkoti and Mavi bowled over 145kmhr on a regular basis as they troubled the Aussie batsmen.

Nagarkoti even touched 147kph which was the quickest by any player in the match but perhaps may also become the quickest in the tournament. Some people were reminded of Shaun Tait while some were in awe of how an 18-year-old was able to outsmart the Aussies, who have the reputation of acing the pace department.


Here’s how Twitter reacter to Nagarkoti’s bowling:

https://twitter.com/jovial_sunil/status/952463972006965248

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