Young Indian spinner takes 10 wickets in an innings
A young Indian spinner named Sidak Singh did an Anil Kumble since the youngster took all the ten wickets in an innings in the ongoing Colonel C.K. Nayudu U23 tournament.
The young left-arm spinner scalped a ten-for against Manipur at the CAP Siechem Ground on Saturday. Sidak Singh is a Mumbai player, currently playing for Puducherry as an out-station player in the ongoing C.K.Nayudu U23 tournament.
The youngster made his presence felt as he routed Manipur for 71 and grabbed all ten wickets, conceding just 31 runs. His figures read quite incredible: 17.5-7-31-10.
Back in 1999, veteran leg-spinner Anil Kumble, India’s most successful bowler of all time, shot to fame after he grabbed a ten-four in the second Test against Pakistan at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
Kumble shared this record with Jim Laker who was the first one to do the unique record even before the arrival of Anil Kumble in International cricket. Now Sidak Singh followed the footsteps of his countryman.
In 2015, Sidak, then a U-15 team player, was picked by Mumbai in its squad for the West Zone T20 Cricket Championship. That made Singh the youngest player to be picked for the Mumbai senior side after Sachin Tendulkar (who was picked at the age of 14 in the 1980s).
The youngster has featured in seven T20s for Mumbai and has drawn attention for his action that very much resembles Bishan Singh Bedi.
His career hit a roadblock after he was reported for a suspect bowling action by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Now that the youngster is back with a bang, he will be hoping to maintain the momentum.