Shane Bond, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan in awe of Rasikh Salam

By: Asim Ayoub

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After making impressive debut for Mumbai Indian’s in the Indian Premier League against Delhi Capitals, the star attractions of Mumbai side are in awe of the Kashmir based 17 year old youngster Rasikh Salam.

The former Kiwi speedster and current Mumbai Indian’s bowling coach Shane Bond, former Indian cricketer and current Director Cricket Mumbai Indian’s Zaheer Khan and Mumbai Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh have all been praising Rasikh continuously since the youngster made his debut.

Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond while praising Salam, said he was one of better bowlers for the team during its IPL opener against Delhi.

“It was a challenging start but as I said in the pre-camp, things are going to go wrong at times. You are going to bowl a no-ball but the easy thing for Rasikh to do would have been to go to pieces but he certainly didn’t. I thought he showed great composure and was one of our better bowlers,” Bond was quoted by Mumbai Indian’s website as saying.

Impressed with his composure and control over his swing, former India batsman Yuvraj Singh said Kashmir young fast bowler Rasikh Salam is going to emerge as a special player in the next two to three years.

Yuvraj Singh helping Rasikh Salaam during Mumbai Indian’s training session

“Rasikh swung the ball in the nets, that is why the boys wanted to play him. He got hit for a six and four in the last two balls. Other than that, he bowled well, Singh said in an interview with MITV.

“I think he did fantastic for his first match in terms of handling the pressure. Pretty much like an international game. I feel he is going to be special in the next 2-3 years,” he further said.

Mumbai’s Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan, said Salam is an exciting young prospect who has great temperament.

Mumbai Indians Director Cricket in conversation with Rasikh Salaam during team training session.

“Even Rohit Sharma is impressed with Rasikh. He was thinking of giving him an opportunity as early in the season as possible, so exciting times ahead,” said Zaheer.

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