7-year-old spin­ner from Kash­mir be­comes in­ter­net sen­sa­tion af­ter Warne's praise

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A seven-year-old boy from Gan­der­bal dis­trict of Jammu and Kash­mir has be­come an in­ter­net sen­sa­tion af­ter re­ceiv­ing ap­plause from spin wizard Shane Warne for his spin bowl­ing at a lo­cal cricket match. In a tweet, Warne praised the bowl­ing skills of the boy – iden­ti­fied as Ah­mad, a res­i­dent of Gan­der­bal dis­trict in cen­tral Kash­mir. "This is out­stand­ing! Well bowled young man," Warne tweeted, end­ing his tweet with thumbs up smi­ley.

Warne's re­sponse on Twit­ter came on a tweet by a se­nior jour­nal­ist in Kash­mir who had posted a video of the boy bowl­ing at a lo­cal match ear­lier this year. "Eas­ily ball of the cen­tury. A goo­gly that turns a me­tre and a half. @ShaneWarne take a look. You have some com­pe­ti­tion," jour­nal­ist, Is­lah Mufti had tweeted. "His name is Ah­mad. He is 7 year old from Gan­der­bal dis­trict of Kash­mir. A prodigy, I guess," Mufti later tweeted in re­ply to Warne.

The video has al­ready gath­ered 64000 views on Twit­ter.

Af­ter Warne's twit­ter praise for Ah­mad, the young boy be­came a topic of dis­cus­sion dur­ing Fox Cricket's lunch break broad­cast on day two of the Bor­der-Gavaskar Tro­phy match be­tween Aus­tralia and In­dia at Ade­laide. The broad­cast clip­ping on Fox Cricket's In­sta­gram page has also gar­nered nearly 50,000 views.

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