Written by Rahul Sadhu
| Kolkata |
Updated: December 10, 2019 1: 32: 21 am
Rex Rajkumar Singh picked up 8 wickets on Monday. (File Photo/Indian Notify)
In December 2018, 18-yr-former Manipur’s left-arm pacer Rex Rajkumar Singh made the cricketing fraternity sit up and grasp gape after attaining the rare feat of selecting up all 10 wickets in an innings throughout a Cooch Behar Under-19 Trophy match against Arunachal Pradesh in Anantpur.
Scoreboard of Mizoram’s innings.
A yr later, Rex is once more making ripples when he came up a excellent bowling efficiency throughout the Plate Community match between Manipur and Mizoram on the outlet day of 2019-20 Ranji Trophy season at Jadavpur College Ground in Salt Lake on Monday.
Batting first, Mizoram comprise been bundled out for excellent 51, with Rex being the wrecker-in-chief. The 19-yr-former returned with figures of 8-4-22-8, brushing off 5 batsmen for a duck.
WATCH: Manipur’s left-arm seamer Rex Singh’s eight-wicket haul against Mizoram.
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In reply, Manipur reached 225/7 in 71 overs at stumps with a lead of 190 runs. Rex Singh used to be furthermore a celebrity with the bat as he remained now now not out on 58 on the map of stumps.
Reflecting on his spell, Rex spoke to theindianexpress.comon Monday and acknowledged, “After my exploits remaining yr, I worked onerous on my bowling with our coach Manish Jha. I furthermore spent some time in Current Delhi with him where he helped me focal level on my smartly being.”
“This in flip has furthermore helped me toughen my meander. This day, the blueprint used to be to constantly support it plump and straight because I do know my swing can bother the batsmen. I’m furthermore engaged on my outswing (to merely-handers)”
Rex furthermore watches movies on YouTube to harness his abilities. “I seek for movies of James Anderson andZaheer Khanwhich comprise helped my bowling. I focal level on how they at chance of support the ball to acquire the circulation. I comprise furthermore watches some discuss reveals where they show on how to head work on swing bowling. I’m hoping to continue my performances and per chance then I’m in a position to meet them in the future and obtain some treasured guidelines,” he added.
Born in Sagolband Moirang Hanuba (3 km from Imphal), Rex’s trip to cricket began with a tennis ball in entrance of a runt ground stop to his dwelling.
It used to be there that Ph Rohendro Singh, who’s currently his coach, noticed him for the first time and introduced on the transition from tennis to leather-ball cricket.
“I took him beneath my wings as a 10-yr-former and now I’m extraordinarily cheerful that he is bowling snappy and affirming self-discipline.,” Rohendro Singh told theindianexpress.comon Monday.
“What make him stand out from other left-arm bowlers, is his skill to swing and withhold self-discipline. I’m cheerful that he is making growth with the leather ball.” he added.
In Kolkata:Mizoram: 65 all out in 16 overs (Taruwar Kohli 34; Rex Singh 8/22) vs Manipur 255/7 in 71 overs (Chingangbam Singh 89, Rex Singh 58; Bobby Zothansanga 4/75).
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