Shane Warne in a file image.
A seven-year-old boy from Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir has become an internet sensation after receiving applause from spin wizard Shane Warne for his spin bowling at a local cricket match.
In a tweet, Warne praised the bowling skills of the boy – identified as Ahmad, a resident of Ganderbal district in central Kashmir.
“This is outstanding! Well bowled young man,” Warne tweeted, ending his tweet with thumbs up smiley.
This is outstanding ! Well bowled young man 👍 https://t.co/NfADPHXj4F
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 5, 2018
Warne’s response on Twitter came on a tweet by a senior journalist in Kashmir who had posted a video of the boy bowling at a local match earlier this year.
“Easily ball of the century. A googly that turns a metre and a half. @ShaneWarne take a look. You have some competition,” journalist, Islah Mufti had tweeted.
— Mufti Islah (@islahmufti) July 23, 2018
“His name is Ahmad. He is 7 years old from Ganderbal district of Kashmir. A prodigy, I guess,” Mufti later tweeted in reply to Warne.
The video has already gathered 64000 views on Twitter.
After Warne’s twitter praise for Ahmad, the young boy became a topic of discussion during Fox Cricket’s lunch break broadcast on day two of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy match between Australia and India at Adelaide.
The broadcast clipping on Fox Cricket’s Instagram page has also garnered nearly 50000 views.