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Overnight star Negi owes his success to Vettori

Not even in his wildest dream did Pawan Negi think that he would take a five-for on a stage like the CLT20 final and after producing that unexpected stellar effort, the overnight star attributed his success to his stint at Chennai Super Kings and inspiration Daniel Vettori.

Negi beat the likes of Robin Uthappa, Jacques Kallis, Ryan ten Doeschate with his flight and guile on way to a memorable spell in only his second match of the tournament for the Chennai Super Kings.

‘It really was a perfect night for me. I never thought I would get to play the game in the first place but looking at the pitch, coach (Stephen Fleming) decided to field me and I am glad I could repay the faith,’ the Delhi-born Negi said after returning home from Bangalore. It was a remarkable showing from the 21-year-old medium pacer-turned spinner considering the limited opportunities he got during Chennai’s campaign, in the presence of established Indian tweakers Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin.
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