Former England captain Michael Vaughan impressed with the stunning bowling of Prasidh Krishna.
Prasidh Krishna had a dream debut for India as he registered the best figures with the ball by an Indian on debut. He claimed 4 wickets for 54 runs which brought the host in the game after England had a flying start.
He at first removed Jason Roy and then picked up three more wickets, including Sam Billings. And, his stunning performance with the ball has impressed the great Vaughan, who praised the young cricketer and revealed the role of Rahul Dravid in his success as well.
“Whatever India are doing behind the scenes, I know we keep mentioning the IPL but I think Rahul Dravid with his A-side and development program is clearly installing the right mentality in his players. All these players are being brought through the system into the international India team which is a huge pressure cooker. Full credit to the system that India have produced, they are getting it absolutely right,” Vaughan revealed to Cricbuzz.
“A young debutant with great character” – Michael Vaughan on Prasidh Krishna
“It is very easy to say that the culture might be good, that Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri have created a nice culture but it is the individuals that are giving themselves the belief to go out there and perform. There is only you that can do it. No one else can do it for you,” he further added.
He again said that the way Prasidh Krishna bounced back in the game after having a bad spell initially, certainly shows that ‘he is made of the right stuff.’ ”
“A young debutant with great character. To bounce back the way that he did today just shows that he is made of the right stuff. That’s why these kinds of bowlers are picked in white-ball cricket. They may go for a few runs, but they get wickets. They unsettle the batting unit. They bowl a few short bowls at a decent pace. Every now and then they get wickets with poor balls because the batters think they can crash them to the boundary at a regular occurrence,” Vaughan concluded.
Team India have won the first ODI by 66 runs and the second game will take place on March 26. They need one more win to clinch the series as well.