We have seen videos of young kids copying the bowling actions of Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Jasprit Bumrah and others. But this 4-year-old girl from Balasore district, Odisha, is making the internet go crazy with her batting skills. Sudhruti is a huge MS Dhoni fan and is nicknamed ‘Mahi’ by her parents, who are ardent cricket fans.
Similar to Dhoni, the 4-year-old favours her bottom hand and tries to hit the ball as straight as possible. It is amazing to see a kid drawing her front foot forward and hitting the ball firmly. At times, she even attempts Dhoni’s trademark ‘helicopter shot’.
The girl seems to be training on a terrace with nets installed at the batting end.
There she is. The 4 year old wonder from Odisha’s Balasore city. Look at those commitment in her eyes. pic.twitter.com/l4FudtKOln
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) February 20, 2019
The video went viral to an extent that it caught attention of English women cricketer Danielle Wyatt, as she admired her bat swing. Windies fast bowler Tino Best replied to the tweet as well.
Wow! No messing around with her! Fast hands
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) February 19, 2019
— Tino95 (@tinobest) February 19, 2019
The Aam Janta were in awe of the budding cricketer showering praises on seeing her talent,
Look at that bat swing… I must say a talent is born.#AmaOdiaJhia
— Sam (@batmanmishra) February 18, 2019
Everyone is a fan of her bat speed
The bat speed
— Adi (@imAdi_8) February 18, 2019
Most of her shots were copy of MSD’s and Steve Smith’s shots….
— Dishank Sharma (@indian_army14) February 18, 2019
Spotting raw talent
Great hand-eye coordination & foot work too. Definitely a future star, hope authorities take note of her. @BCCIWomen
— Arijeet Palit (@palit_arijeet) February 19, 2019
More footwork though
— Aakash kamble (@Msg2Akash) February 18, 2019