New Delhi: Lokesh Kumar a Swiggy delivery agent in Chennai has been selected as a net bowler for the Netherlands for the upcoming cricket World Cup.
Through social media advertisement, earlier this month, Cricket Netherlands had asked for net bowlers for their training in Bengaluru.
— Cricket🏏Netherlands (@KNCBcricket) September 7, 2023
As per the Netherland Team’s instruction, cricket enthusiasts from different parts of India had sent video clips of their bowling. Lokesh, a 29-year-old mystery spinner, also applied. To his surprise, he was selected as one of the four net bowlers for the team. Interestingly he has never played in any major tournament in his life.
Along with Lokesh, the Netherlands Team has also selected Hemant Kumar from Rajasthan, Rajamani Prasad from Hyderabad and Harsh Sharma from Kurukshetra, as net bowlers.
Hemant, Rajamani and Harsh have in the past served as net bowlers for different IPL teams.
— Cricket🏏Netherlands (@KNCBcricket) September 19, 2023
Cricket Netherlands took to X to share about the four.
In another video posted on X, the four were seen getting a warm welcome from the team.
— Cricket🏏Netherlands (@KNCBcricket) September 20, 2023