Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2018 campaign continues to be marred by injuries after young Indian Under-19 bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti has been ruled out of the IPL 2018 with a foot injury. Nagarkoti was strongly in contention to feature in KKR playing 11 in the next match but the injury will keep him out of the entire IPL 2018. KKR wasted little time in signing Nagarkoti’s replacement and have roped in the young fast bowler Prasidh Krishan from Karnataka. Like Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna IPL 2018 season has come out of nowhere and it is up to IPL Prasidh Krishna to prove his worth and justify why KKR have signed Prasidh Krishna as Kamlesh Nagarkoti’s replacement for IPL 2018.
Unknown facts about KKR new signing Prasidh Krishna
While the batting trio of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair got all the plaudits for Karnataka’s emphatic Ranji Trophy 2017/18 season, Prasidh Krishna played an important part in that journey as well. Since breaking o the scene about a year ago, Prasidh Krishna IPl 2018 has been taking smaller strides towards making a name for himself, however, with an IPL contract in his kitty, people will soon know who exactly Prasidh Krishna IPL 2018 star is. With KKR signing the 22-year-old as Nagarkoti’s replacement, we decided to take a look at some of the unknown facts about soon-to-be-famous KKR new signing Prasidh Krishna.
10 things you should know about Prasidh Krishna
1). Prasidh Krishna has a rich sports background
Prasidh Krishna IPL 2018 star was recently signed by KKR as Kamlesh Nagarkoti’s replacement and it must be a proud moment for Prasidh’s family who know what it is like to be successful in the field of sports. Prasidh’s mother has been a former national-level volleyball player and gave his son the freedom to pursue a career in his favorite sports.
2). Wicket on the first ball of first-class cricket
Karnataka were playing a 3-day match against Bangladesh back in September 2015 when a young 19-year-old Prasidh Krishna was making his first-class debut. No one had heard of the guy before but he ran in and bowled his best possible debut ball and to his sheer ecstasy, Anamul Haque knicked it to the wicketkeeper and Prasidh Krishna picked a wicket on his very first ball of first-class cricket. He went on to register a figure of 5/40 that day.
3). Prasidh Krishna joined Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence program
Following his memorable debut, IPL Prasidh Krishna was sent to Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence to be trained by the legendary fast bowler Jeff Thompson. Prasidh later claimed that Thompson’s advice was only to plan and think how to get a batsman out.
4). Prasidh Krishna has been groomed by Glenn McGrath
Following his stint in Australia, the young fast bowler was then sent to the MRF pace academy where another great fast bowler Glenn McGrath took him under his wings and taught him vital things about fast bowling. Prasidh owes a lot to McGrath for what he has learnt in the game and about fast bowling in general.
5). Brett Lee is Prasidh Krishna’s idol
Seems Aussie bowlers have a special place in Prasidh’s heart as Brett Lee is Prasidh’s favorite bowler and the Karnataka boy considers him as his idol. Prasidh once said: “Brett Lee is my role model. Right from the start of my career, I have been a big fan of him and the speed at which he bowled,”
6). Prasidh Krishna’s T20 debut was a memorable one
After an impressive Ranji Trophy season, Prasidh was named in Karnataka’s T20 side for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018 and Prasidh Krishna’s T20 debut came against Punjab where he bowled against the likes of Mandeep Singh, Yuvraj Singh, and Harbhajan Singh. Prasidh Krishna picked a wicket on his debut with Manan Vohra being his first ever T20 wicket, however, another memorable part about this game was that this match ended as a tie and was decided in a super over which Punjab won in the end.
7). Prasidh Krishna made his List A debut vs MS Dhoni
Prasidh Krishna IPL 2018 has gone through every step of the cricketing ladder to reach where he is right now and one of the crucial moments for the 22-year old came in a Vijay Hazare Trophy where he made his List A career debut and on the opposing side was MS Dhoni playing for Jharkhand. Prasidh impressed everyone on his List A debut as well picking up 2 wickets and effecting a direct run-out.
8). Prasidh Krishna was Vijay Hazare Trophy’s leading wicket-taker
Kolkata Knight Riders aren’t just taking a punt on Prasidh Krishna IPL 2018 but it is a calculated move by the KKR team 2018 who have followed Prasidh’s developments in recent time and saw him become the leading wicket-taker (17 wkts at an economy rate of 4.8) in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy. Prasidh was on top form in the final of Vijay Hazare trophy and it was he who picked the final wicket to give Karnataka the Vijay Hazare 2017/18 trophy.
9). Prasidh Krishna’s best bowling figure is 6/33
Prasidh Krishna is known to rip through the lower middle order and Assam found it the hard way as Prasih Krishna picked 6/33 in an innings to dismantle their batting and in the process register his best bowling performance in first-class cricket till date.
10). Prasidh Krishna is a Manchester United fan and likes to play PES
The young KKR team 2018 bowler Prasidh Krishna IPL 2018 is a fan of Manchester United and loves to watch football on his off days. Prasidh is an avid gamer as well and likes to play Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) with his friends.