Drushil was one of the many children who were at the WACA ground for the morning session. He impressed everyone with his smooth bowling action after the Indian team turned up for its afternoon practice session.
India captain Rohit invited Drushil to bowl him in the nets.
“We were at the WACA for an afternoon practice session and kids were finishing their morning session. We could see 100 kids playing cricket from our dressing room. One caught everyone’s attention, especially Rohit,” Hari Prasad Mohan, Team India’s analyst said in a video posted by the BCCI.
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“Everyone was amazed by his smooth run-up, his natural talent. He kept beating the bat. Rohit went out to ask him to bowl a few balls in the nets. It was a great sight.”
Drushil was also invited to the team’s dressing room and he shared a few moments with the coaches and some of the members.
“I was very surprised, my father told me I might be able to bowl for him. So I got very excited,” said the left-arm swing bowler.
He said his favorite deliveries are inswing yorkers and outswing balls.
After the net session, Rohit asked Drushil, “You stay in Perth; how are you going to play for India?”
“I will go to India when I will be good enough,” replied Drushil as the Indian captain signed some merchandise for him.
India will face Australia and New Zealand on October 17 and 19 in the two official pre-tournament warm-ups.
The inaugural champions will face Pakistan in their campaign opener on October 23.