Young Indian pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who played his second game for Kolkata Knight Riders against Rajasthan Royals came up with a terrific performance on the field. He picked two wickets in his spell dismissing Robin Uthappa and Riyan Parag to break the backbone of the Royals chase.
With the bat, earlier in the game, he scored eight off just five balls, helping KKR post a total of 174. On Wednesday, the Mavi-Nagarkoti duo picked up four wickets against Rajasthan Royals and played a key role in helping KKR get their second win of the season. They picked four wickets together giving away just 33 runs in six overs.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti takes a brilliant catch
However, his most acrobatic performance on the field came in the 15th over of the Royals chase. Kamlesh Nagarkoti dived full-length to complete an outstanding catch to dismiss Jofra Archer off the bowling off Varun Chakravarty. Kolkata was brilliant on the field, and Kamlesh Nagarkoti’s catch was just the icing on the cake.
You can watch the video below:
This could well be a GIF. Kamlesh Nagarkoti has made the most of this game. Petition to treat this game as his true IPL debut. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/rUzRjzrej8
— Sritama Panda (@realcrickpanda) September 30, 2020
Kamlesh Nagarkoti along with Shivam Mavi are two young and exciting prospects from India’s U-19 World Cup campaign back in 2018. The duo played a key role in India’s title-winning year under Prithvi Shaw. Soon after in the 2018 IPL auction, KKR bagged both of them in the auction.
Earlier this year, KKR CEO Venky Mysore in an interview, said that how former Indian skipper and U-19 coach Rahul Dravid regarded Kamlesh Nagarkoti very highly as a fielder and was a big fan of his fielding skills.
“Rahul Dravid had told me that he is one of the best fielders going around in India. He would compete with the likes of Jadeja, which is a big statement from someone like Rahul Dravid,” Mysore recalls Dravid’s words on the young pace-bowling all-rounder.
Meanwhile, after this win, KKR are now in the top two of the IPL 2020 points table. They are placed second with two wins from three games with four points and a net run-rate of +0.117.
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