Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener, who spent a huge time with Delhi team in the last domestic season as well as with the youngster Navdeep Saini, is not at all surprised by the rise of Saini. Klusener, however, is currently associated with the South African team as batting coach for their series against India.
“I am so glad to see Navdeep Saini being recognized. You don’t see many in Indian cricket who can bowl at 150 kmph,” Klusener was quoted by Times of India.
Klusener recalled how the fast bowler, Saini had worked on his fitness and always was eager to learn new things.
“I think he has a wonderful action which is very clean and smooth. He is superbly fit as well. But while chatting with him, I realized he is hungry to bowl at 150 clicks and above,” he said.
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Saini has made his debut in the last series against West Indies, impressed in the T20I series and later on stayed further to train with the squad. However, he wants to play Test cricket for India as well.
“Our bowling unit in the Test format is very strong. When I was with the team (in West Indies) I realised that I’ll have to work harder to get into the side. Only by doing that I might get a chance,” Navdeep Saini had earlier said to the reporters after being excluded from the Test squad to take on South Africa.