SAURABH- UP left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar ready for Sri Lanka Test

Uttar Pradesh’s Saurabh Kumar, who has been selected for the Test series against Sri Lanka, is a traditional left-arm spinner who loops the ball and lets the ball do its work after hitting the turf.


With the belief that his moves will eventually baffle the batsmen, he doesn’t mind hitting a few fours and sixes.

Kumar says if he gets a chance to bowl for India in the two-Test series starting March 4, he would love to surprise the Sri Lankan batsmen.


“It’s a big opportunity for me,” Kumar said on his maiden Test call on Saturday evening. Kumar said loop and spin are his main weapons.


Kumar, who hails from Baghpat, North, said, “I have learned the nuances of bowling left-arm spin from the legendary Bishan Singh Bedi sir and try to follow his style. I never like to bowl fast or wrong. Pradesh, but now lives in New Delhi.

The son of a retired junior engineer at All India Radio, Kumar is following his father Ramesh Chand’s passion.


“My father is my biggest inspiration and whatever I am today is because of my father, who has always stood behind me like a rock,” said Kumar, who learned the basics at Sunita Sharma’s academy in New Delhi. .