India’s young pacer Prasidh Krishna stole all the limelight with his fiery spell against Jammu & Kashmir. He starred with a six-wicket haul as he helped his side Karnataka to rip apart Jammu & Kashmir in the first innings of their Ranji Trophy Elite Group C match on Friday.
Chasing a total of 302 runs, built around Karun Nair’s 175, the J&K batters failed miserably to stand up to Krishna’s challenge. The Karnataka-based cricket team extended their overall lead to 337 runs after demolishing the opposition for 93 runs on the second day of the four-day match.
Krishna, who recently impressed everyone with his stint with the Indian ODI team, helped his side bundle up the opposition out in just 29.5 overs.
Prasidh might look fiery with the ball but he is always calm in his head. During the game, Prasidh sent down 12 successive overs without dropping in pace. He finished the game with the figures of 12-1-35-6. He removed Qamran Iqbal first and then dismissed Shubham Singh Pundir (5) and Wadhawan in quick succession before Shreyas Gopal got into the act and dismissed captain Ian Dev Singh for a duck.
J&K was reeling at 75 for seven when Prasidh had Abdul Samad (3) caught behind by B R Sharath. Following this, Vidhyadhar Patil (2/10) and K Gowtham (1/5) picked up the last three wickets and folded the innings quickly for J&K.
Here, watch the video:
Prasidh Krishna – took 6 wickets in the space of 28 balls in Ranji Trophy.pic.twitter.com/6uSvPmBLeD
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 25, 2022
Meanwhile, social media has been buzzing with praises for the young Indian bowler. From cricketers, fans to experts, everyone took to twitter to hail the brilliance of Prasidh Krishna.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati to this:
Prasidh Krishna with a six-for.
As I have noted before he seems to be best suited for the longest format, especially certain conditions. The bounce factor.
Second is the ODI format and then T20s.
Yes, he may improve as a T20 bowler.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) February 25, 2022
Prasidh Krishna took 6 wicket against J&k pic.twitter.com/QqEyx5o4XC
— Avi Nagar (@AviNaga10742642) February 25, 2022
Prasidh Krishna on fire. J&K 7 down with 70 odds in the board. PK took 6 of them alone.
What a bowler. #RanjiTrophy
— Kaushik (@_CricKaushik_) February 25, 2022
Prasidh Krishna has a bright future in him specially in red bowl cricket. Just needs to work on the inswinger and boy what a bowler he'll be. Even the great Shaun Pollock rated him highly to get success in tests. #RanjiTrophy #PrasidhKrishna pic.twitter.com/f0jBH7TWSw
— S A K E T (@sxkett) February 25, 2022
Prasidh Krishna gets Karnataka the breakthrough. Has been probing Jathin around the off-stump all along and finally manages to find the edge. Jammu and Kashmir 55/1. #RanjiTrophy
— Venkata Krishna B (@venkatatweets) February 25, 2022
Ranji Trophy second round three Karnataka folks so far have starred and made an impact on the game. Prasidh Krishna & Karun Nair playing for Karnataka against J&K have made impact Vidharabha's Karnataka import Ganesh Satish has cracked 275 against Maharastra. Well done guys.
— Saint (@pulimajjige) February 25, 2022
— Malay ??❤ (@malay_chasta) February 25, 2022
Fantastic Bowling Spell by Prasidh Krishna ??#RanjiTrophy
— Rajesh Khilare (@Cricrajeshpk) February 25, 2022
Prasidh krishna deserves a place in all three formats.
His bowling is unpredictable.@ImRo45
— ?????@45 (@Cricketqueen4) February 25, 2022
— Aditya Pandita (@oyepanditaa) February 25, 2022