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Find out more about Tamil Nadu's "ambidextrous" cricketer, who is currently playing for the Australian team.


Before migrating to Australia, Nivethan Radhakrishnan was born in Chennai.

Nivethan Radhakrishnan can bowl with either hand, thanks to his ambidextrous nature.

Against the West Indies U-19s, Nivethan Radhakrishnan took three wickets.

It was Nivethan Radhakrishnan’s performance and distinctive bowling style that drew the most attention from the media during Australia’s U-19 World Cup opener against the West Indies.

On Friday, the Caribbean hosted the start of the 14th edition of the U-19 Cricket World Cup. In the tournament’s opening encounter, Australia beat the West Indies 1-0, while in the other Group D match, Sri Lanka beat Scotland 2-1. All-rounder Nivethan Radhakrishnan, though, stole the show in Australia’s win over the West Indies because of his brilliance and distinctive bowling technique. It’s a rare breed indeed, but the 19-year-old is one of them. He can bat and bowl with either hand. Few of us are aware that Radhakrishnan was born in Chennai, India, and moved to Australia with his family at the age of ten.

Although he was born and raised in Sydney, Radhakrishnan made his professional debut with the Tasmanian Football League.

He recently commented about his “ambidextrous bowling troubles” in an interview with the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The teenager argued that since hitters can switch-hit and reverse sweep without informing the umpire, he should be permitted to do the same.

“I believe the umpire should be unaware that I am bowling with both hands. The opposite of a switch-hit is a reverse-sweep by a batter. What if I ran in? He has no idea what I’m about to bowl since there’s a good chance I have no idea where he’s going to hit. It’s only right, “ICC was informed of this.

The umpire must be informed if a bowler wishes to change his or her bowling arm within the same over.

After taking three wickets on Friday, Radhakrishnan came on to make an impact for his team with a 31-run cameo appearance.

On Monday, January 17, Australia’s U-19 World Cup team will play Sri Lanka.

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