A ten-year-old bowler from Colombo Hindu College Selvasakaran Rishiyudhan is making waves in the cricket world with his outstanding bowling performance in Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) Under 13 Division II tournament match against MDH Jayawardene MV Battaramulla.
The match played at Ediriweera Sarathchandra grounds, Mulleriyawa saw Rishiyudhan returning the astonishing figures of 8 wickets in nine overs without conceding a single run. Rishiudhan bowled 9.4 over and took eight wickets bowling nine maidens to dismiss MDH Jayawardene MV for 28 in reply to Colombo Hindu College’s total of 126-9 declared. Colombo Hindu won the match in the first innings.
Rishiyudhan has stunned the world with his bowling proficiency where he can bowl six types of deliveries in one over namely, off spin, leg spin, carrom ball, loop, flat loop and quick ball.
Hindu College Colombo in their Facebook page congratulated Rishiyudhan on his brilliant performance.
“Outstanding performance, Congratulations to Master Selvasekaran Rishiyudhan for a remarkable bowling spell: 9.4 overs, 9 maidens, 0 runs, and a stunning 8 wickets. Hindu College Colombo dominated, bowling out the opposition for just 28 runs and securing victory in the 1st innings of the inter-school cricket Under 13 Division II encounter.”
Rishiyudhan has admitted that he has been inspired by watching Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon whom he wishes to emulate. His ambition is to play for Sri Lanka at the age of 19.
Sri Lanka has produced some of the best spinners in the world – none other than off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan who is the leading wicket-taker in Test and ODI cricket and Rangana Herath, the most successful left-arm spinner in the world.