Ganderbal Boy’s Bowling Wins Praise From Warne


SRINAGAR — A seven-year-old from Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir has become an internet sensation after receiving applause from Shane Warne for his spin bowling at a local match.

In a tweet, Warne praised the bowling skills of the boy – identified as Ahmad.

 “This is outstanding! Well bowled young man,” Warne tweeted and ended it with a thumbs up smiley.

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Warne’s response came on a tweet by a senior journalist in Kashmir who had posted a video of the boy’s bowling at a local match earlier this year.

 “Easily ball of the century. A googly that turns a metre and a half. @ShaneWarne take a look. You have some competition,” journalist, Islah Mufti had tweeted. “His name is Ahmad. He is 7 year old from Ganderbal district of Kashmir. A prodigy, I guess,” Mufti later tweeted in reply to Warne.

The video has already gathered 64000 views.

The youngster became a topic of discussion during Fox Cricket’s lunch break broadcast on day two of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy match between Australia and India.

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