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‘One day you will certainly become famous’ – Kyle Jamieson’s father recalls the advice that he gave to his son during childhood

The 6'8" tall bowler has made quite an impression in his limited opportunities in International cricket in the ongoing series against India.

Kyle Jamieson and Virat Kohli
Kyle Jamieson and Virat Kohli. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

His towering height has made him feel awkward during his childhood days, but it is becoming Kyle Jamieson’s most prized asset in his International career. Jamieson has had a brilliant start to his career thus far.

The 6’8″ tall bowler has made quite an impression in his limited opportunities in International cricket in the ongoing series against India. Jamieson may have had doubts over his credentials but his father never had any as he always felt that his son was primed for big things.

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“His towering height was a reason of curiosity for his peers even when he was at school and he used to feel awkward as to why people would just stare at him,” a jubilant Michael Jamieson was quoted as saying by Republic.

“I simply told Kyle that if they are staring at you, one day you will certainly become famous,” he added.

Jamieson had a dream start to his Test career where he impressed with his line and length and the extra bounce that he generated off the surface. Jamieson claimed the prized scalps of Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal and Jamieson senior couldn’t be more proud.

“Getting Virat Kohli and a player of Cheteshwar Pujara’s calibre out, it doesn’t get better,” said Michael Jamieson. Clad in grey shorts and a navy blue T-shirt, the mechanical engineer from Auckland hardly stood out among fans as he landed on Friday to be on time for his son’s Test debut.

“My wife Sheryl missed out today. I am lucky. I hope he has a long career in New Zealand. What I have loved about him is his ability to give 100 per cent. He played basketball as well but at 17, he decided to become a professional cricketer,” the proud father said.

Jamieson’s father hopes his son will grab an IPL contract next season

Jamieson had put his name into the IPL Auction list but did not find any takers. However, his father is confident that maybe next Jamieson will find takers in the cash-rich league.

“He took 6/7 in a T20 game between Auckland and Canterbury and we had then thought that IPL franchise talent spotters may be looking at him. But it didn’t happen this time. Maybe next year,” said Jamieson senior.

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