UAE leg spinner Karthik Meiyappan has made a name for himself in World Cricket. The wrist spinner took a hat-trick against Sri Lanka in the Group Stage of Qualifiers. The spinner has shown good control and has been quite impeccable with his line and length.
Meiyappan was a part of RCB as a net bowler in 2020 when the IPL was shifted to UAE. Later, he was a part of CSK as a net bowler too in the 2021 edition. The spinner would have got invaluable experience with CSK as the franchise has got 4 titles to their name.
Karthik Meiyappan on MS Dhoni
“I came down during my off-season to work with Venkataraman Sir. In the past couple of years, I’ve grown immensely as a spinner. After the U-19 World Cup, to be able to spend time with RCB in the IPL as a net bowler was such an enriching experience.” said Meiyappan.
“Not very often would you get a chance to rub shoulders with the best and learn how they prepare for a match. And then, in 2021, I got a chance to be with the Super Kings, which was again a thoroughly enjoyable experience.” he stated.
“Had a chance to meet and speak with (MS) Dhoni, who was very accommodating and ready to share, which in itself was great for a youngster like me.” he concluded .
UAE Finish on High
UAE National Cricket Team defeated Namibia in their final match of Qualifiers. At the same time, they registered their maiden victory in ICC T20 World Cup. Due to this win, they ended Namibia’s journey at the tournament and gave the Netherlands an entry to the Super 12 stage.
UAE would be thrilled with their performance, as defeating Namibia was not an easy task. Namibia took UAE lightly which was their biggest mistake as chasing 149 runs is not a difficult task. It would be interesting to see how UAE fares in International Arena after this victory as they would have gotten invaluable experience.