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7-year-old spinner from Kashmir becomes internet sensation after Warne's praise

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

A seven-year-old boy from district of and has become an after receiving applause from spin wizard for his spin bowling at a local match.

In a tweet, Warne praised the bowling skills of the boy identified as Ahmad, a resident of district in central

"This is outstanding! Well bowled young man," Warne tweeted, ending his tweet with thumbs up smiley.

Warne's response on came on a tweet by a in who had posted a video of the boy bowling at a local match earlier this year.

"Easily ball of the century. A googly that turns a metre and a half. @ShaneWarne take a look. You have some competition," journalist, had tweeted.

"His name is Ahmad. He is 7 year old from district of Kashmir. A prodigy, I guess," Mufti later tweeted in reply to Warne.

The video has already gathered 64000 views on

After Warne's praise for Ahmad, the young boy became a topic of discussion during Fox Cricket's lunch break broadcast on day two of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy match between and at

The broadcast clipping on Fox Cricket's Instagram page has also garnered nearly 50000 views.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 19:11 IST