Kamlesh Nagarkoti finally made his IPL debut for Kolkata Knight Riders two years after the franchise roped him in in 2018. He was one of the finds in the 2018 U-19 World Cup after which the cricketing world took notice of him.
Against SRH, the young pacer bowler bowled two overs for 17 runs. He bowled with pace and aggression, which caught the eye of former Indian batsman Sanjay Manjrekar.
Sanjay Manjrekar warns Kamlesh Nagarkoti after IPL debut
However, Sanjay Manjrekar as critical and opinionated that he is, had major advice for Kamlesh Nagarkoti for the future. Manjrekar warned the injury-prone pacer to get stronger in order to keep up with his current bowling action. He further suggested the young pacer to learn from Jasprit Bumrah and not put much pressure in his run-up.
“90 % of effort & explosion to get pace, comes in the last delivery action for Nagarkoti. Which means he must get really strong to sustain this. If he is going to stick with this action he can afford to not expend too much energy in run up…like Bumrah does” Manjrekar wrote in his tweet.
90 % of effort & explosion to get pace, comes in the last delivery action for Nagarkoti. Which means he must get really strong to sustain this. If he is going to stick with this action he can afford to not expend too much energy in run up…like Bumrah does.#KKRvSRH
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) September 26, 2020
Sanjay Manjrekar Snubbed From IPL 2020 Commentary Team
Meanwhile, the former Indian cricketer was snubbed from the commentary team for IPL 2020. Manjrekar has been in the news recently for making some controversial comments on various players. The former Indian cricketer on his part clarified his take on the issue saying that.
“It is better I don’t comment on that. I will be working full-time with ESPNCricinfo for their pre-match and post-match shows. I’m also in the final stages of discussions with a news channel and will be in-house expert for a fantasy league platform. Will also be writing columns plus doing updates for an FM radio station,” he said while speaking to Moneycontrol.
Sanjay Manjrekar further said that some of the words that he uses for commentary are often misunderstood.
“We, Indians, are very sensitive to criticism. The other problem is that English as a language is often misunderstood. For most people, it is not even the second language. A lot of the terms I tend to use are misunderstood,” concluded Manjrekar.