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World Cup Winner Praises USA Pacer Saurabh Netravalkar For Super Over vs Pakistan

World Cup Winner Praises USA Pacer Saurabh Netravalkar For Super Over vs Pakistan

Saurabh Netravalkar, the Mumbai-born USA pacer, has been making headlines during the 2024 T20 World Cup. He first gained attention by bowling a flawless Super Over that led the USA to victory against Pakistan. In the subsequent match, he took the prized wickets of Indian openers Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, showcasing his skill and composure.

Following the game against India, which he described as an emotional experience, Netravalkar engaged in a heartfelt conversation in Hindi with former Indian cricketers Navjot Singh Sidhu and Harbhajan Singh. Sidhu, impressed by Netravalkar’s all-round abilities, humorously remarked, “You’re all-in-one my friend!

You’re an engineer, you’re Suryakumar Yadav’s friend, and now you’re taking wickets against India! Love you.” This praise was in recognition of Netravalkar’s diverse talents and his impactful performance on the field. Reflecting on his opportunity, Netravalkar said, “I was excited for this platform.”

“I played the 2010 U19 World Cup for India too, and it was an emotional moment for me.” His success against India, particularly taking the crucial wickets of Kohli and Sharma, was a highlight, and he acknowledged the supportive conditions at New York’s Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, saying, “I was able to execute for my team and pick up two huge wickets, and the pitch helped too.”

Harbhajan Singh Praises Netravalkar’s Key Performances Against Pakistan and India

Harbhajan Singh joined Sidhu in lauding Netravalkar, expressing his gratitude for the Super Over against Pakistan and appreciating his bravery during the match against India. “I wanted to thank him for that Super Over against Pakistan. And the courage he showed while bowling today (against India) won my heart,” Harbhajan commented.

Netravalkar’s performance has been pivotal in the USA’s maiden T20 World Cup appearance campaign. So far, he has claimed four wickets in three games with an impressive economy rate of 5.20. His contributions have significantly boosted the USA’s chances of advancing to the Super 8 stage. The team is currently on four points and faces Ireland next.

A win against Ireland would secure the USA’s spot in the Super 8 and eliminate Pakistan from the tournament. Meanwhile, India has already secured their place in the Super 8, having won all three of their group stage matches. Netravalkar’s story is a testament to his journey and the significant impact he has had in the T20 World Cup, highlighting the sport’s global nature and its players’ diverse backgrounds.

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