Workload Management is a trendy and widely used term. Indian Cricket right now With As injuries continue to rise, players are more aware of the impact on their bodies and take breaks between series and formats. For The rest period for seniors has provided opportunities for younger players. One such opportunity was seamer Shivam Mavi’s way in the recently concluded three-T20I series vs Sri Lanka.
The The 24-year-old was selected in the XI for all three fixtures. He made an immediate impact with 4/22 in series opener and a quick 26-run appearance in the second match. The Selectors were clearly impressed and retained him in their squad for the three-match T20I series at home to vs. New Zealand. While Most players would have taken the time to rest between series in order to recover. Mavi From Rajkot To Meerut And they turned up Uttar Pradesh The Ranji Trophy cOntest against Odisha on January 17. He He took three wickets and bowled 42 overs in the drawn match. Mavi’s childhood coach Phoolchand Sharma These are the characteristics that make the speedster stand out and make him an ideal package.
“Shivam Mavi is a perfect package. I have seen many bowlers rise the ladder during my coaching career but the qualities of Mavi stand out. I haven’t seen that skill set. Besides being a good bowler, he is a good batsman and an exceptional fielder who can field at covers, slips and deep. And everyone saw how he batted in the second T20I with Axar Patel. Wo lambi race ka ghoda hai and saare format khelega… (Mavi is the horse for the long journey and will play all formats). I hope he plays Test cricket in the next 1-2 years,” Phoolchand Tells News18 Cricketnext In an exclusive conversation
It wasn’t a smooth sail for Mavi After setting the speed guns ablaze during the 2018 edition, the U-19 seamer was promoted to the position of seamer. World CupDue to injuries, he was temporarily incapacitated. Yes, he was part of the KKR unit from 2018 to 2022 but didn’t get much game time primarily due to bouts with injuries. The However, the 2022-23 season saw a better season. Mavi In the middle, he was featured for Uttar Pradesh In all three formats, and continued to pick wickets.
“The more a player plays, the more he understands his body. And also understands workout, rest and recovery. In younger days, there is a different level of enthusiasm so all these things take a backseat. Moreover, in senior cricket, the coaches, physios and trainers are of high quality. A player gets a program/workout schedule from them. So that helps,” ” Phoolchand.
‘KKR supported a lot’
The In 2022, KKR released him before the mini-auction. Gujarat Titans’ way after the defending champions’ bid of Rs 6 crore. Mavi During his time at KKR, he was mostly on the sidelines or performing rehab. Phoolchand feels the franchise didn’t let the youngster fall and took very good care of him during those four years.
“When KKR bid for him for the first time after the U-19 World Cup to this Gujarat Titans bid, my reaction was the same both times. Even then teams were pressed for budget and didn’t have much to spend. It was a big bid even then. He was released this year by KKR and we saw that not many teams have big purse so I was expecting a bid under Rs 4 crore. So didn’t expect him to go for 6 crores. I would take this opportunity to thank KKR too because they supported him a lot during his injury days and took care of him. Unhone use girne nahi diya (they didn’t let him fall),” ” Phoolchand.
From Delhi To India, via UP
Mavi’s journey didn’t start from UP as the seamer first played for Delhi U-14 was back in 2011. The The next year, UP switched to them. Mavi didn’t find a place in the U-16 probables and Phoolchand The hard decision was made to take him to Uttar Pradesh He played his entire cricket career there.
I can still recall that day (when he was selected for). Delhi U-14). It This was September 3. 2011. The team was officially declared at Feroz Shah Kotla at 8 PM. He was supposed to fly out of here at 10:15 PM. Jammu & Kashmir For the tournament the next day. His Career started in Delhi, he made the state win the final match by picking the most wickets but wasn’t even considered for the U-16 camp the next year. I was very disappointed, so I took him to. Uttar Pradesh where he got the chance and has never looked back since then,” recalls Phoolchand.
‘Childhood spent with fast bowlers’
PhoolchandWho is the owner of the Wonders Cricket Club He had a great lineup of fast-bowers in his NCR club, including the likes of Anureet Singh, Parvinder AwanaAnd Sudeep Tyagi Would train with him. A Bhuvneshwar Kumar Suresh Raina I would also consider dropping in during the off-season. Sessions were intense and of high quality. The He was a hardened player in club cricket and trained with top quality bowlers during his youth. Mavi Take a look at the road ahead.
“I always had a battery of fast bowlers in my club. Anureet Singh, Parvinder Awana, Sudeep Tyagi & others. His childhood was spent amongst those players. I made him play a lot of different tournaments and no cricket is bigger than Delhi NCR. The quality of tournaments here is phenomenal. He did well wherever he played. Wo dheere dheere pakna start hua (he slowly transformed into a proper player),” ” Phoolchand.
Recalling Mavi’s younger days, Phoolchand This is a fascinating story about a 14-year old boy who rattled his brains. NepalIn NepalHe assured him that he was capable of performing at the highest level.
“I still remember an incident from his early days where Nepal, after qualifying for the World Cup, had invited a few teams for a preparatory tournament. Our club Wonders Club was also invited for that tournament also featuring Nepal, a team from Holland and Pakistan. Mavi was only 14 then and I played him against Nepal in the opening match of the tournament. He picked four wickets in that game and we beat Nepal in Nepal. That day I knew he has the spark and he will play at the highest level,” ” Phoolchand.