IPL 2018: KKR's U-19 crorepati Kamlesh Nagarkoti to sharpen his skills under Glenn McGrath

It seems Nagarkoti's career is shaping well but the trick of success for pacers is staying fit. That remains to be seen how fit can he remain

It seems U-19 speed sensation Kamlesh Nagarkoti has taken the next step!

From winning the U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 to getting picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping Rs 3.2 Cr, it seems the teenager is having a dream run. The latest news goes on to show that he has taken the next step up. the 18-year-old is headed towards MRF Pace Foundation where the budding bowling sensation will work with former bowling legend Glenn McGrath.

This is a big career move for the speedster, who impressed one and all with his speeds during the ICC U19 tournament. Nagarkoti consistently clocked 145 kmph+.

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Gearing up for the big move, Nagarkoti said,

MRF is a good place to learn. I am going there for the second time and I am eager to learn the nuances of different bowling variations – like the slower ball, the yorkers etc. This would be my second visit to MRF. I went there in 2017 and unfortunately, I suffered a groin injury then. So my time with McGrath and other coaches was limited to gym workouts, training and rehabilitation along with sessions on medium pace, the way we grip the ball etc. I am looking forward to my visit, later this month. I am only thinking about the learning prospects the IPL is offering. It would be great to learn and understand how to bowl to a batsman like (Chris) Gayle.

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He picked up a total of 9 wickets throughout the tournament. It seems Nagarkoti’s career is shaping well but the trick of success for pacers is staying fit. That remains to be seen how fit can he remain.

 

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