R P Singh set to don Indian colours

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

Left arm fast bowler R P Singh earned his first call to the Indian team for the upcoming one-day series in Zimbabwe.

Bangalore:

Left arm fast bowler R P Singh earned his first call to the Indian team for the upcoming one-day series in Zimbabwe. The 19-year-old, who took 34 wickets in six Ranji Trophy games, says his idol is Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram. "I have to thank a lot of people for my success. My parents, my coach and my academy. As far as my idol is concerned, it is definitely Wasim Akram," Singh said. Family celebrates Meanwhile, in Rae Barreily, a proud family was celebrating as well. His neighbours gathered outside the house to offer congratulation. "I hope he takes five to six wickets in each game and brings home the trophy," said Shiv Prasad Singh, R P Singh's father. R P Singh travelled to Australia's Centre of Excellence earlier this year as one of the three recipients of the Border-Gavaskar Scholarship. Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina and Gautam Gambhir have been earlier recipients of this scholarship. So clearly, this left arm bowler is on the right track.

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