Rajasthan Government rewards U19 star with INR 25 Lakh

Rajasthan Government rewards U19 star with INR 25 Lakh

He is currently playing for the Rajasthan team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018.

Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Kamlesh Nagarkoti of India poses with the trophy. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

The India U19 team scripted history with a thumping win over Australia U19 in the finals of the ICC U19 World Cup 2018. The tournament is done and dusted, but the celebrations do not seem to end any time soon. Well, neither do the rewards cease to come to the way of the U19 stars. The recent beneficiary of the same is Kamlesh Nagarkoti.

The Rajasthan government has announced a cash reward of INR 25 Lakh for Nagarkoti. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje confirmed the same when the annual budget of the state was recently announced. Kamlesh Nagarkoti was one of the top attractions in the Indian side during the U19 World Cup in New Zealand.

Nagarkoti came to the limelight with his thunderbolts that were delivered at over 140 kmph consistently. He even managed to attract the eyes of the IPL franchises with his impressive bowling performances. The pace bowler was bagged by the Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping price of INR 3.2 crore. He was among the costliest buys among the colts at the IPL 2018 auctions.

In the KKR squad, he will be bowling along side the likes of Mitchell Starc. Vasundhara Raje congratulated Kamlesh Nagarkoti in her budget speech as well. Talking about Nagarkoti’s performances, the pace bowler first wreaked havoc in the first league game of the Indian team. He outbowled his Australian counterparts in the game as he bowled at faster speeds than them.

He bowled yorkers at will in the death overs as well. Nagarkoti was very well supported by other pacers Shivam Mavi and Ishan Porel. While the India U19 batsmen made most of the headlines, the Indian bowlers managed to bag their share of limelight as well.

Kamlesh Nagarkoti has played his cricket in Rajasthan. Born in Barmer, Rajasthan, Nagarkoti worked hard in Jaipur at the age group levels. He is currently playing for the Rajasthan team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018. His first outing for the team was not a very fruitful one though. He returned with figures of 0/38 in the match against Madhya Pradesh.

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