The COVID-19 lockdown has locked the majority of the population to their houses and it has resulted in young talents practicing at home, one such young talent which emerged is 6-year-old Indian girl Swara Gurav who is getting famous for her supreme batting skills. Young talent like Swara Gurav has no choice but to sharpen her batting skills by playing indoors.
A video of a six-year-old girl Swara Gurav from Pune practicing cricket shots indoors with “her brothers” went viral on social media, which impressed Mike Hesson, the director of the RCB team. The former New Zealand coach was completely mesmerized from the young girl’s solid technique and shared the video of the young girl Swara Gurav on micro-blogging site Twitter. In the video, Swara can be seen hitting the ball with absolute ease and showcasing some incredible footwork which is superb for a girl of such a young age. “Remember the name, #SwaraGurav” Hesson tweeted. Indian women’s team fast bowler Shikha Pandey also applauded her skills and wrote, “Don’t mind taking lessons from two champions! #Incredible!”
Former New Zealand all-rounder cricket Grant Elliot also commented on the video he wrote, “Defense needs to be sound. If she misses the ball it could smash the TV Screen behind her”. Mikey Hesson who had coached Elliot during his stint with the New Zealand National team replied, “Early start to “Consequence Training Sessions” Grunter”.
Elliot who is quite famous for his outstanding match-winning knock in the semi-final of the 2015 World Cup against South Africa, replied: “You never had those training with me. No wonder my defense was junk”, he commented hilariously.
Last week a similar video of another young girl playing sublime cricket shots at home had gone viral. The video featured seven-year-old Pari Sharma who received lots of praise from cricket fans across the globe. Even the video of little Pari gained the attention of former England captain Michael Vaughan and Current West Indies batsman Shai Hope.
Both Vaughan and Hope took to Twitter and had shared Pari Sharma’s batting clip in which she was playing shots with solid footwork and firm head position.
These young talents of the country will lead the country in the future and will further strengthen our foot in the cricket fraternity.