From Amazon to Karnataka: V Koushik’s inspiring journey

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Koushik made his Checklist A debut by means of the continuing Vijay Hazare Trophy and can have an opportunity to finish the competitors on an excellent observe when his staff takes on Tamil Nadu within the ultimate.

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V Koushik. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Karnataka, on Wednesday, made gentle work of Chhattisgarh within the semi-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy to storm into the ultimate. One of many heroes of the sport was opening bowler V Koushik. A very new face within the home circuit, the pacer ripped by means of Chhattisgarh’s prime order leaving no room for momentum within the powerplay overs.

Harpreet Singh and Amandeep Khare tried their greatest to bat their staff out of bother however couldn’t. Chhattisgarh stored dropping wickets at common intervals and finally ended up with a modest complete of 223. V Koushik starred with the ball by choosing up 4 wickets. He dismantled Chhattisgarh’s top-order by dismissing their prime three for simply 35 runs.

Karnataka, nonetheless, had little issue in chasing the modest goal as they crossed the ending line with ten overs to spare. Openers Devdutt Padikkal and KL Rahul put up a 155-run opening stand to arrange the win. Mayank Agarwal, who walked in at three, put up the ending touches with a 33-ball 47 to finish a convincing victory for his facet.

The win, in the meantime, has introduced the give attention to V Koushik and rightly so. The pacer shall be trying to profit from his robust begin to his Karnataka profession. Issues, nevertheless, might have been very completely different had destiny not been in favor of him. Koushik might have ended like many gifted cricketers who pursued different pursuits.

The Karnataka bowler was a mechanical engineer who later labored for Amazon. Till the age of 17, he was an off-spinner however bowled medium tempo in tennis-ball matches. Round 2009, in the direction of the top of his college life, he had a troublesome outing which compelled him to modify to medium tempo even with the hardball.

The inspiring journey

Koushik’s journey within the recreation up to now is absolutely inspiring. The lanky pacer was struggling to commit time to recreation attributable to his research and it made issues more durable for him. He couldn’t provide you with good performances which hindered his choice. But it surely all modified after he joined Amazon and began enjoying commonly.

“I used to play cricket only for ardour, I didn’t know concerning the league construction or membership construction till I used to be 17. At 17, I began enjoying league cricket. Later once I joined engineering, I used to overlook out on many video games attributable to exams. Due to that, my returns had been additionally not ok to get me chosen for zonals,” V Koushik was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.

“After I completed engineering, I took a break of eight months and that’s once I performed for U23 Karnataka. I did effectively that yr and from there it picked up. Later I joined Amazon, I labored for a one-and-a-half yr as a content material developer. Throughout that point, I used to play every kind of matches, league matches, company matches, whichever matches I might get, I used to play,” he added.

Koushik made his Checklist A debut by means of the continuing Vijay Hazare Trophy and can have an opportunity to finish the competitors on an excellent observe when his staff takes on Tamil Nadu within the ultimate. One other good show can just about pave the way in which for his first-class debut within the forthcoming Ranji Trophy.