Mirpur: Kamindu Mendis is taking the ICC Under-19 World Cup by storm. The 17-year-old Sri Lankan is grabbing eyeballs with his unique ambidextrous skill. (Read More in Cricket)
Mendis left his opposition stunned when he bowled right-arm off-breaks and left-arm orthodox in the same over during a league game against Pakistan in Mirpur.
In the three matches so far, Mendis has picked up four wickets, with best figures of 3/36 against Afghanistan.
Former Sri Lankan batsmen Hashan Tillakaratne showcased similar abilities in a 1996 World Cup game against Kenya, when he bowled as a left-arm spinner as well as an off-spinner.
Former India player Sanjay Manjrekar was pleased with the young Galle-born allrounder.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 3, 2016
More recently, Vidarbha’s Akshay Karnewar showcased the similar skills during a match of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty tournament.