news post by Ankush on 25 Dec 2017,Monday
Spinner Washington Sundar became the youngest debutant for India in T20Is after appearing in the final T20I against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Sundar, who played his debut match aged 18 years and 80 days, picked up both his maiden T20I and ODI wickets in his second over of his T20I and ODI debut.
Washington Sundar stands out for his height (around 6’2”), and for his name, given by his father, M Sundar, as tribute to his mentor. And the youngster is now rapidly following in the footsteps of senior Tamil Nadu teammate, R Ashwin. (INDIA vs SRI LANKA SCORECARD)
On Sunday, Washington Sundar made a mark aged just 18 years and 80 days. Rishabh Pant was the previous youngest to play T20 for India. However, he had caught the attention of cricket fans when he replaced an injured Ashwin at Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2017 IPL.
The glitzy league was perhaps the perfect platform for the then 17-year-old. Surmounting the pressure that comes while sharing the dressing room with senior internationals, Sundar featured in 11 matches, bowled 30 overs and took eight wickets at a decent economy of 6.16. It was his ability to frustrate the opposition with a tight line that earned him applause.