Former England captain Michael Vaughan on April 16 predicted that U-19 speedster Shivam Mavi will represent Team India soon. Mavi, the local boy from Noida, Uttar Pradesh, was a part of Indian U-19 team which won the ICC U-19 World Cup held earlier this year.
Vaughan, who is in the country for his maiden IPL commentary stint, took to his Twitter handle to predict Mavi’s future with the Indian team. Vaughan wrote:
“Shivam Mavi is bowling 145 kph …. he is 19 yrs old …. !!!! #IPL … He will play for #India …. Very soon …”
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 16 April 2018
Vaughan’s tweet came after Mavi took his maiden IPL wicket by bowling out Delhi Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir during the ongoing IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) at the Eden Gardens today.
Mavi grabbed the wicket of Gambhir on the last ball of the third over.
— Baahubali (@bahubalikabadla) 16 April 2018
Mavi was purchased by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan co-owned KKR at Rs 3 Crore during this year’s players’ auction held in Bengaluru.
Besides Vaughan, Twitterati also congratulated the youngster for picking up his maiden wicket:
— Cricket Instinct (@CricketInstinct) 16 April 2018
— Ravi Solanki (@RaviSol99473112) 16 April 2018
This boy #ShivamMavi will play for senior team bery soon. Good action good pace good energy.
— Anaamika (@anaamika_sen) 16 April 2018
Earlier, Riding on Nitish Rana’s 59 and Andre Russell’s 12-ball 44, KKR post 200/9 in their allotted 20 overs.