In the ongoing five-match T20I series against AustraliaPrasidh managed to take four wickets but faced challenges with conceding runs.In three matches, he conceded a total of 159 runs. Notably, he gave away 68 runs in the third game, marking the highest number of runs conceded by an Indian player in a single T20I outing.Despite these challenges, Nehra, with his experience as a former fast bowler, remains optimistic about Prasidh’s potential to bounce back and rediscover his form in the future. Bowling form can fluctuate, and the support from senior players and mentors is crucial for a young talent like Prasidh to overcome such phases.
“You are talking about a guy who has not played much cricket. But there’s no shortage of talent when you talk of someone like Prasidh Krishna. He’s definitely one of India’s future stars and let’s hope that from here he’s only going to get better. He’s someone who can bowl a good yorker. I know it’s difficult to bowl on a wet ground and a flat pitch, but in these kinds of situations, you definitely back your yorker,” said Nehra on JioCinema.
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Nehra also lauded opener Ruturaj Gaikwad for his outstanding performance in the 3rd T20I against Australia. Nehra expressed the belief that Gaikwad could be considered a player capable of being a long-term opening option for the team.
“I think India is already doing that. Everybody around him knows the kind of player he is. When you talk about Yashasvi Jaiswala great player. But his game is completely different from Gaikwad’s. Even in the T20 format, you require solidity, and that’s what Ruturaj Gaikwad brings to the table. He’s someone who can play all three formats. He has clean cricketing shots. The kind of elegance Ruturaj shows is just unbelievable,” said Nehra.