Romanian bowler Pavel Florin became a rapid internet sensation after his bowling video started trending since yesterday. He was seen bowling in a very different manner than witnessed ever conventional cricket. The 40-year old is currently playing for the Cluj cricket club in the European Cricket League.
Speaking on the same, he said that many people commented that his bowling isn’t effective and not pleasing. But he is primarily focussed on the gentleman’s game which he loves a lot than any. Having taken up cricket at the age of 32, he said that Ab De Villiers has been his role-model through the years.
Born and brought up from Romania, Pavel Florin is a fitness enthusiast. He is currently leading his life as a bodyguard.
He is currently playing a 10-over cricket tournament in Europe which includes teams from Netherlands, Spain, and Italy.
What’s fascinating further is that he drove 500 km to just play this game and show his competence.
“I would not call it a hero act, but it is the match that gave me confidence that I can be a good cricket player”, said Pavel Florin.
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Support from the formers
This video also made sure to capture the attention of former players like Shane Warne and Darren Lehmann. Both of them are so glad regarding the exponential rise in the love for the game. The spin wizard, Warne also said that he is looking forward to helping him in days to come.
"My bowling is not beautiful. But I don't care, because I love cricket" Cluj Cricket Club Player President, Pavel Florin Representing his club at the Champions League of European cricket. pic.twitter.com/E1SRQb7qUr
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Former English cricketer Dimitri Mascarenhas also expressed his excitement regarding the same. He said that this moment is one to celebrate the popularity of the game in countries like Romania.
Can Pavel get enough support from other full-time members? Only time will tell.