I have to fight my way back to contention again: Nathu Singh

Nathu Singh has been working hard on his bowling at the MRF pace foundation.

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Rajasthan fast bowler –Nathu Singh, who is able to generate speeds in excess of 145 kph, had turned many heads at the Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction 2016 when he was brought up by Mumbai Indians for a whopping Rs. 3.20 crore, but his rapid rise didn't take much time to fall.

Then, he was signed up by Gujarat Lions for 50 lakh at the IPL Auction 2017. However, the pacer went unsold at the IPL Auction 2018 and now has returned back to the MRF Pace Foundation to revive his career.

Speaking to Sportstar, Nathu Singh said, “Probably, I did not pay as much attention to training, fitness and preparation as much as I was told to do at the MRF. The body was not strong. Consequently, I suffered a stress fracture on the lower back last season.”

Though Nathu admitted that he had strayed from the path,  he did not lose hope. He further added, “Senthilnathan sir at the MRF was gracious enough to call me and give me another chance to train here. Then, there is the great Glenn McGrath to guide you. I have to fight my way back to contention again.”

Now, he has started training with tennis ball cricket as well as has been working some aspects of his bowling including shortening his run-up to revive his career. He signed off by saying, “The arm rotation has to be good to generate pace with the tennis ball and you learn to bowl Yorkers.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 09 Mar, 2018

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