Cameron Green made his International debut for Australia in their third and final ODI against India. Green admitted that he was slightly nervous as if was debut, however he was absolutely flattened by the way India’s Wicketkeeper KL Rahul wished and greeted him while he was batting. Cameron Green has admitted that he was ‘taken back’ by the warmth showed by India wicketkeeper KL Rahul during the third ODI in Canberra on Friday. Green, who was making his Australia debut revealed he was nervous when he walked in to bat but Rahul was kind enough to share a few words that made the youngster feel welcome.


“I was actually taken back with how nice KL Rahul was behind the stumps. He asked me whether I was nervous or not and I just replied saying ‘Yeah, I was a little bit nervous’. He was like ‘Yeah, go well youngster’ type of thing. So I was actually a bit taken back,” Green said after the match. Green became the 230th player from Australia to play one-day international cricket for his country. After receiving his cap, Green bowled four overs in which he went wicketless for 27 runs. With the bat, Green walked in at No. 5 and scored 21 off 27 with a four and six before he perished in the deep. Green thought he would receive a bit of a hostile reception, which is why he was all the more pleasantly surprised by Rahul’s gesture, something the 21-year-old admits he’ll always remember. “I thought it would have been pretty opposite because (while bowling), I think Kohli was trying to be pretty loud at the time. Finchy tried to get under his skin with a couple of words. So yeah, I was a bit taken back with how nice that was. I’ll remember that forever,” Green added.


“They’re class bowlers, especially their spinners. I haven’t faced quality like that. Jadeja is just a beautiful bowler who knows exactly what he’s trying to do. Trying to spin a couple away from you and dart one back in. It was class bowling,” said Green. “You can do as much research and watch as much footage as you can, which I did, to get a better understanding of how they bowled, but it’s a different beast when you’re actually facing them out in the middle. It took me a couple of overs to get used to it. But I take a lot out of it,” he added.

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