The first thing I learnt from Glenn McGrath was to be calm and composed: Prasidh Krishna


Glenn McGrath influenced him significantly throughout his stint on the MRF Pace Foundation and India’s newest quick bowler Prasidh Krishna on Thursday mentioned the first thing he discovered from the Australian nice was to stay calm and composed.

The Karnataka pacer made a record-breaking begin to his worldwide profession, choosing 4 wickets on ODI debut, as India defeated England by 66 runs to go one up within the three-match sequence.

“The first and foremost thing that I observed was he (Glenn McGrath) was a really calm person and he was never excited or overawed by the situation. He was very composed,” Prasidh instructed Kolkata Knight Riders web site on the eve of the second one-dayer.

Prasidh represents the franchise within the IPL.

“So, I suppose that’s the first thing I picked from him, as a result of that’s a very powerful facet for you as a bowler when you find yourself you’re enjoying a sport. The most vital thing is to stay within the current and keep calm.

“And apart from that, he always spoke about being consistent. So that’s the biggest part of it.”

He received an opportunity to hone his abilities from the Australian legend after being picked for the MRF Pace Academy in Chennai in 2017.

Later, Prasidh additionally went to Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Brisbane in 2019 as a part of an MoU.

“I was enjoying one of many college video games and I received a name saying, you’ve been picked. So, I was excited to go, there.

“I had a kind of a challenge then when we started bowling as well. We knew we were the best in the country, like the 15-20 of us. So there came a challenge between us and there was no better place for you to learn,” he remembered.

Prasidh was picked for the Indian workforce after an eventful Vijay Hazare Trophy the place he picked 14 wickets.

His love for velocity was acquired from MotoGP sensation Valentino Rossi.

“I had followed him a lot. Maybe that’s where the speed factor came in because I was, you know, seeing him go so fast. It’s so much of speed. So that’s where my liking for speed came into existence,” he mentioned.

Then it was his faculty coach, Srinivas Murthy, who requested him to concentrate on tempo bowling due to his tall body.

“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,” he mentioned.

On discovering a house in KKR, he mentioned: “I had a really good tournament before coming into the KKR nets (in 2018). I had a really good Vijay Hazare Trophy; we won the tournament. So, I was coming in with a lot of confidence. I never felt like a newcomer.”

High on his ODI debut, Prasidh mentioned he has no expectations from the upcoming IPL.

“Will be focusing on just being there in the present, living in the present, to be calm under pressure and take it one game at a time,” he concluded.




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