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I learned how to bowl accurately from Jasprit Bumrah. U19 star Naman Tiwari followed Indian paceman advice

<p>Naman Tiwari, an India U19 player, aspires to be the world’s fastest ball bowler by studying old footage of great bowlers and taking coach Jasprit Bumrah’s instruction.</p>
<p>The 18-year-old left-arm pacer Naman, who is making waves in this year’s U19 World Cup, says that Bumrah’s advice at the NCA has been really helpful. He is now excited for Sunday’s championship match against Australia.</p>
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<p>Naman, a young player from Lucknow, has intimidated opponents with his yorkers and pace. He has already claimed 10 wickets, including four against Ireland.</p>
<p>“We draw inspiration from Bumrah.” I often watch his bowling vids. While seeing a practice at Willowmoore Park Stadium here, Naman told PTI Bhasha, “I have met him several times at NCA and talked to him a lot about the mentality and skills of a bowler.”</p>
<p>“He has given me a lot of good explanations, which is appreciated. He taught me the proper way to bowl yorkers, and I have put a lot of effort into improving that skill. I need to put in a lot of effort to bowl with greater aggressiveness,” he said.</p>
<p>“I make an effort to pick up tips from any bowler I enjoy.” I watch his (Bumrah’s) videos in an attempt to comprehend and learn. I really like Mitchell Starc’s intensity, Dale Steyn’s swing, and Shoaib Akhtar’s quickness,” he said.</p>
<p>Naman switched from being a hitter to becoming a bowler since he had less chances as a batter.</p>
<p>“As a batsman when I first began playing cricket, I didn’t receive many opportunities. I began bowling at a Lucknow academy for that reason. I became a left-arm fast bowler because I am left-handed,” he said.</p>
<p>Naman is from a middle-class family, thus he felt a lot of pressure to concentrate on his studies since his father is a LIC agent. However, cricket was his passion.</p>
<p>“Papa always advised me to put my education first. I wanted to play cricket and I was in the seventh standard. I requested three years from my father to establish my cricketing credentials. “My success today has made my family very happy,” Naman said.</p>
<p>“My dad gives me a call at night. I feel great knowing that I didn’t let them down when I see them (the family) smiling,” he said.</p>
<p>Naman wants to play Test cricket for India and develop into a deadly fast bowler.</p>
<p>“My goal is to bowl the fastest ball in the world one day.” I would also want to play for the senior squad in the World Cup. For now however, I have to concentrate on my performance. I want to keep becoming better because I know that the obstacles I encounter in the future will be much greater, and I have to have my foundation ready for them,” he said.</p>
<p>Naman expressed his satisfaction with the team’s success so far at the U19 World Cup, attributing it to teamwork.</p>
<p>All of the players have performed well so far. We played with great energy, especially against South Africa in the semifinals. I’m very pleased with how we’re playing, and we’ll aim to keep it up in the championship match as well,” he said.</p>
<p>“I like all forms of cricket, but I think Test cricket is the hardest. I want to play well in Test cricket in the future because that’s where the true test of a bowler lies,” the young player said.</p>