Kevin Koththigoda Sri Lanka’s Mystery Spinner Become Internet Sensation

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Kevin Koththigoda : The Name Kevin Koththigoda Sri Lankan Crickter become internet Sensation.  This Sri Lankan bowler who has one of the most unique bowling actions you will ever see. Which is Somewhat similar to former South Africa chinaman Paul Addams. This Mystery spinner Kevin Koththigoda made his debut Match against Afghanistan in the U-19 Asia Cup. Even though he failed to stamp his authority, the spinner picked up one wicket in the face of Afghanistan opener Ibrahim Zadran in his eight overs.Sri Lanka won the game by 61-runs while the rival team was still figuring out his action.

Here’s the video:

The action wasn’t coached or anything, it came naturally to him. Initially, he was struggling with the length as he couldn’t see the pitch, but he has improved tremendously,” Dhammika Sudarshana, coach of Koththigoda told Cricbuzz.”Since his action is unique, the batsmen get confused. He is an excellent fielder and a decent batsman. He has got a very bright future ahead of him,” Sudarshana adde

After going through both the videos, die-hard cricket fans would relate Kevin’s action to that of South African spinner Paul Adams.

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There’s another bowler whose actions resembles that of Kevin’s. India’s Shivil Kaushik has a similar bowling action. He was seen in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 and in a few games in 2017. He represented Gujarat Lions which was led by Suresh Raina.

Well, If Koththigoda can get good control over his action, there is no doubt he can go on to become an incredible asset in order to don the national jersey. His talent was recognised when he took part in the Murali Harmony Cup held at Mahinda College in Galle. He was one of the key players in the team and helped his side lift the cup.

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