Irfan Pathan predicts a bright future for this Indian pacer, provided that he stays fit.

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In an exclusive interview with Star Sports network, legendary Indian left-arm fast bowler, Irfan Pathan, has praised the Indian fast bowling roots and said that there is an exceptional beam of talent in India with regards to fast bowling. He also said praising and encouraging words for Umran Malik and said that there is a need to find more such bowlers who can bowl at 140+ kph consistently.

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He said there is one fast bowler in the Indian pool of players who can become a great wicket-taking bowler for the Indian team and an asset for his team in the coming future if he works on his fitness and stays fit throughout his career. The bowler Irfan Pathan was talking about in his conversation is Prasidh Krishna who is currently rehabilitating at the NCA in Bangalore and recovering from his knee injury.

According to Irfan, Prasidh Krishna is one bowler who has the ability to bowl at 140+ kph consistently with a great amount of accuracy. Pathan said, “Prasidh Krishan brings such tremendous ability, one is his pace, we have seen in One-Day cricket, how great bounce he derives out of the pitch. He bowls from near the stumps and swings the ball. He is quality and we have seen him in the IPL last year, touching 148 Kmph. If this guy stays fit consistently and bowls for you in white ball cricket, you’ll get a solid wicket-taker.”

Prasidh Krishna has played 14 ODIs till now for the Indian team and has taken 25 wickets in them. His economy is also around 5.32 runs per over which is a decent economy for any fast bowler in ODI cricket. He is also one of the finds of the Indian Premier League where he plays for the Rajasthan Royals having played for Kolkata Knight Riders before this. He has 49 wickets to his name in the IPL in 51 matches that he has played.