IND v SA 1st T20I: “Operating as a cheat code these days,” netizens hail Harshal Patel’s bowling that cleaned up Dwaine Pretorius

Harshal Patel’s addition to the Indian team has now bolstered the Indian bowling lineup that is being led by Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar in T20I and ODI.

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Harshal Patel‘s technique of bowling slow deliveries is effectively catching the attention at the International stage, too, after setting up IPL in the fire. The RCB bowler who began his peak with the franchise has now become an integral and profitable part of the Indian lineup. His slower bowling without any major change in his arm speed is merely noticeable. One of the leading examples that fell prey to Harshal Patel’s most disciplined bowling was Dwaine Pretorius during India v South Africa 1st T20I. Harshal Patel not only derided the in-form batsman but also flummoxed him with a peach of a delivery.

Harshal dropped Pretorius when he seemed dangerous and was successfully smacking every Indian bowler with ease. Harshal Patel keeps things simple with three specialized slower deliveries. One that dips low while the second bowled on stumps. For the third one, he bowls outside off stump while changing the pace – stepping down to nearly 110 KPH. Harshal is being seen as a potential contender to bowl alongside Jasprit Bumrah, and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. Twitter hailed the bowling of Harshal Patel, who is looming to be the most effective option in the limited overs.

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