Prasidh Krishna's Aggression, Bravery Impresses KL Rahul
K.L. Rahul on Thursday said he wasn't surprised with the performance of pace bowler M. Prasidh Krishna, who took four for 54 on debut in the first ODI against England and said the youngster's aggression and bravery impressed him.
"I am not surprised with what he did yesterday [March 23]. I was always confident that the next player to come out of Karnataka will be Prasidh. We weren't of the same batch, but I watched him play a lot of junior cricket and also [saw him] in the nets. He was somebody who would catch your eye. Tall guy, bowls quick and gets a lot of bounce from the wicket," Rahul told the media in a virtual interaction on Thursday.
Rahul said Prasidh Krishna also possesses a keen sense of game.
"Having played with him for the last couple of seasons for Mushtaq Ali [Trophy] and Vijay Hazare [Trophy], I realised that he is a brave boy and has a great sense of the game. [Also impressive is] how he understands the game. He is a very keen learner and he is very brave, and comes in with a lot of aggression," he said.
"If you saw in the last game then he had a word or two with the batsman. He enjoys being in the contest. That is something that I loved. Happy to see that he wasn't overwhelmed. I am sure there were a lot of nerves. But the way he came back after the first spell to take those two crucial wickets -- these are the qualities that define a player. If he works harder he will be a great asset for the Indian team," said Rahul.