KOLKATA: India's Under-19 World Cup winning pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who has been battling injury troubles for close to two years now, is finally fit and looking forward to donning the Kolkata Knight Riders jersey.
The youngster, who has been hit with a spate of injuries since his heady exploits in the U-19 World Cup, is hoping to get useful tips from Australia seamer and KKR teammate Pat Cummins."He (Cummins) too had injuries as a teenager and battled it for a long time. So, I would want to ask him what mindset he had during those three-four years and how he kept himself motivated and worked towards a comeback," Nagarkoti was quoted as saying on the KKR website.It was under Rahul Dravid's tutelage that Nagarkoti teamed up with fellow pacer
Shivam Mavi to set the U-19 World Cup ablaze two years back. The routine bursts of 140k deliveries won both Nagarkoti and Mavi IPL contracts. However, Nagarkoti could not make his debut for KKR in 2018 because of a foot injury. A more serious back injury resulted in him missing out in 2019 too.
"I have changed a few aspects in my bowling after consulting my coach Surender sir (Rathore) and KKR bowling coach Omkar Salvi. They shared a couple of pointers on how to reduce injuries," he said.