Basil Thampi , a Kerala born fast bowler , who has already make it a mark in IPL season 10 by his fast bowling , toe crusher Yorkers and variations, and is certainly a talent to watch out for .
The 23 year old young paceman grab attention of IPL franchises, when he was playing in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 competition, that was televised live on TV. He was clocking a speed of more than 140kph and was executing toe crushers Yorkers very well in the death overs, as a result of that , IPL Franchise ‘Gujrat Lions’ bought him for IPL 10 at a price of 85 lakh.
He has performed really well in IPL 10 for Gujrat lions and rise as their best death over bowler. His first wicket was that of ‘ The Universe boss ‘ CHRIS GAYLE, he dismissed him with a beautiful 140kph Yorker onto the pads and LBW him.
By his superb performance he was awarded with ‘ Emerging player of tournament ‘ trophy in IPL 10. Now, he is aiming for India’s and working very hard for it.
Indian cricket has always been struggled to get a fast bowler who continuously clock at 140kph and bowl with a great discipline, and we can see that Basil Thampi can be the India’s next fast bowling star.
“I want to work on swing and reverse swing, but I will never compromise on my pace” – Basil Thampi.