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‘Maan gaye Akash Deep…’: Ex cricketers praise the debutant

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NEW DELHI: Pacer Akash Deep’s dedication and perseverance bore fruit as he received India’s 313th

Test cap

in Ranchi. Despite a fiery start that saw him knocking off

Zack Crawley

‘s stumps, only for it to be deemed a ‘no ball’,

Akash Deep

swiftly claimed his maiden international wicket by inducing an edge off

Ben Duckett

‘s bat.
SCORECARD: India vs England, 4th Test
During his impressive spell, Akash Deep scalped three wickets from England’s top order, including the prized wickets of

Ollie Pope

and Ben Duckett, both of whom had notable innings in recent matches.

While Crawley seemed poised for a substantial score, Akash Deep intervened just before the batsman could reach his half-century, illustrating his impact on the game.
Across social media platforms, cricket experts showered praise on the debutant. Mohammad Kaif, via Twitter (now X), hailed Akash Deep’s performance.

Mohammad Kaif

posted ” To replace a rested Jasprit Bumrah in the playing XI and to bowl like this in your first spell at the highest level, maan gaye Akash Deep. Keep shining bright.”

Former Indian pacer

Irfan Pathan

highlighted the challenge of debuting as a fast bowler on Indian pitches, emphasizing Akash Deep’s remarkable achievement in adapting to such conditions right from the outset.
Irfan tweeted ” Debuting as a fast bowler on Indian pitches is never easy, but Akash Deep is certainly making a mark straight away. Well done, boy! “

Former Indian batsman

Robin Uthappa

joined the chorus of accolades, praising Akash Deep’s speed, swing, and accuracy on his inaugural day in Test cricket. Robin tweeted “Debut like no other for Akash Deep, making the ball talk on his very first day! Speed, swing, and precision.”

Renowned cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle echoed the sentiments of many, describing Akash Deep’s debut as sensational. Bhogle lauded the debutant’s ability to generate pace, move the ball effectively, and maintain discipline in his bowling, making his performance a delight to watch. He tweeted “This is as sensational a debut as you can imagine from Akash Deep. Nippy, moves the ball both ways off the seam and disciplined with length. Fabulous to watch.”

Akash Deep’s remarkable debut has not only announced his arrival on the international stage but also raised expectations for his future contributions to

Indian cricket

.

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