Speed. Pace. From an early age, Prasidh Krishna has been in love with speed; whether on 22 meters or on a bicycle. Krishna, who has been a regular member of the Kolkata Knight Rider Team (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2018, revealed the role of MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi in helping him develop his taste for racing. pace and become a fast bowler. .
The Karnataka bowler, while speaking to the KKR website, said he loved cycling as a child and that many of his movements and manners were inspired by the great Rossi of MotoGP.
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“I used to cycle a lot because our road was a dead end. So I was going down the track. I used to watch a lot of Valentino Rossi at the time, so I had followed him a lot. Maybe that’s where the speed factor came in because, you know, I saw it go so fast. It’s so much speed. So that’s where my taste for speed was born, ”Krishna said.
Rossi, who currently rides for the Petronas Yamaha SRT team, is one of the greatest motorcycle riders of all time. The Italian has nine Grand Prix world championships to his credit, including seven in the premier class. Veteran Rossi, who is still going strong at 42 and will start the 2021 Qatar GP fourth on the grid, is also the only road rider to have competed in 400 Grands Prix or more.
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Krishna entered the international arena with a record breaking debut in the ODI debut against England at MCA Stadium, Pune on March 23. He pocketed 4/54 in his first spell, registering the best bowling numbers by an Indian on his ODI debut. He also impressed in Game 2, picking up two wickets for 58 runs in 10 overs. He was the only Indian bowler to score less than six points per over Friday.
India and England lock the horns on March 28, Sunday, for the last time in England’s long tour of India. The series is locked at 1-1.