Kamlesh Nagarkoti failed to receive an iPhone from the coach

The youngster will feature for the Knight Riders in the upcoming edition of the IPL

Kamlesh Nagarkoti bowling
Kamlesh Nagarkoti of India U19 bowls. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The young Indian pace sensation, Kamlesh Nagarkoti is grabbing all the eyeballs much due to his recent selection in the upcoming IPL when he was bought by the Kolkata KnightRiders for a whopping 3.2 crore (INR) in the recently held IPL mega Auction for the league’s forthcoming season. The youngster has been in the limelight ever since the news of him performing well in the ongoing U-19 World Cup taking place in New Zealand is doing the rounds in the cricketing world.

The youngster clocked 140+ consistently in the games that he played in the U19 World Cup and tasted much success with the ball. The young lad from Rajasthan credits his father and the elder brother for identifying the spark in him to help him live his dream to adorn the blue jersey for the men in blue. Kamlesh’s father is the retired officer of the Indian Army, he and his elder son bought a room apartment in Jaipur to spend money for Kamlesh so that the son could play cricket.


Failed to get an iPhone from the Coach

Kamlesh, who has not put a foot wrong in the past year or so was promised to get an iPhone form his coach, Surendra Singh Rathore had given the condition that he got selected in the U-19 for the Indian cricket team. The condition was fulfilled but he failed to receive an iPhone from his coach even after he won the Junior Challenger trophy, Vijay Hazare trophy and made his debut for the Rajasthan Senior team but couldn’t win the iPhone despite some huge success in a quick span of time. However, after his bid in the IPL Auction, he certainly doesn’t need anybody else to get him one as the lad can now afford it himself as he told about his struggles in the past in a chat with the Indian Express.

Did he watch his bid?

In a recent interview with the Espncricinfo, Nagarkoti opened about his emotions that he went through while he was being sold at the Auctions. The youngster was a tad nervous and didn’t wanted to watch his bidding even when his room partner turned on the television for the event. “Andar se thoda nervous tha mai (I was a little nervous from within). My friends kept calling non-stop, but I didn’t pick up the phone. I didn’t watch my bidding. When my room partner Pankaj Yadav turned on the live stream, I couldn’t take it. I said ‘yaar, main jaa raha hoon (mate, I’m off). I went and sat inside the washroom even as my bidding kept going on.”