‘A couple friends texted me saying Kohli’s wicket was one for the grandkids’ | Cricket

Indian fans can be forgiven for not hearing the name of Roman Walker earlier this week – but the 21-year-old bowler from Leicestershire has made a similar appearance in both bat and ball in a warm-up match against a touring Indian team. Fans will remember him for going from foot to foot with some of the world’s biggest stars.

Roman Walker, from Rexham, Wales, has not played a first-class match yet, but that has not prevented him from disturbing the Indian batting practice. He ended the first innings with 5 wickets in his 11 overs with Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, and Virat Kohli’s unforgettable performance.

Walker told Fox TV, an internal media team in Leicestershire, “You want to play when they come up against India. (I) was surprised to score 5 runs. Kohli’s wicket was a good moment for me. My mates texted me that they have one for their grandchildren. But Walker celebrated with his fielding-side teammates – including wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant.

“It’s a good thing to learn from the other end. Talk about choices, how to play different bowlers, very valuable. Leicestershire cameras are poking fun at the Leicestershire slips cordon and they share a meal with their hosts at the Uptonsteel County grounds.

Bowling with experienced international players like Bumrah and Krishna, Walker had the same thing to say: “Yes, they are great players.

As the warm-up match concludes, India are preparing for a Test match against England at Edgbaston, but Roman Walker and his team-mates Leicestershire are coming up with valuable memories and experiences.


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