The Cooch Behar U19 Trophy match may have taken place last Tuesday but the buzz around the match is still going strong. All because of pacer Rex Singh.
🚨 9.5-6-11-10 🚨Incredible figures for an 18-year-old from India in an under-19 match to join a rare group of bowlers to take 10 wickets in an innings! 🙌 ➡️ https://t.co/cp0GVzXPsh pic.twitter.com/0pCbRacfhV— ICC (@ICC) December 12, 2018
The 18-year-old from Manipur picked up all ten wickets during the Cooch Behar U19 Trophy match in Anantpur, and the internet was completely bowled over.
With comparisons being made to the early days of Irfan Pathan, the left-arm pacer definitely had a stellar inning, with a three-time hattrick.
What a spell, 10 out of 10. Rex Singh from Manipur on 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/IPIkJKxQFH— Paresh (@hi_paresh) December 14, 2018
However, this wasn't the only time when he impressed with his bowling skills. He also made his Ranji Trophy debut this season, with a five-wicket haul in the first innings itself. He ended the season with a total of 15 wickets.
Clearly, the pacer's seemingly magical run on the field is not just luck but also a combination of a measured pace, bowling style, and hardcore determination.
And for fans of cricket, this was a rare feat they were too happy to have witnessed:
This guy...amazing swings & yorkers....Wasim Akram / Irfan Pathan leaguehttps://t.co/uahXn1MdnM— Prashant Tejura (@prashanttejura) December 15, 2018
Rex singh from #manipur What a spell, 10 out of 10Does he not reminding of younger version of @IrfanPathan@BCCI @BCCIdomestic draft him directly to #NCA Talent like this is rare. @imVkohli @sachin_rt @VVSLaxman281 @BoriaMajumdar @cricketwallah @cricketaakash @mipaltan pic.twitter.com/NvNRhORKc6— Manchibaba ( जनेऊ धारी ) 🚩 (@manchibaba) December 15, 2018
This is just brilliant.. such an amazing talent.. his action reminds us of a young #IrfanPathan @BCCI . #RexSingh is a talent that should be nurtured and he can bring many laurels for our country. https://t.co/zCOIJMeIal— Saahil Grover (@saahilgrover) December 15, 2018
The North Eastern States of India are well known for their dedication towards sports. Be it Football, Boxing or Archery. Genuinely hope that Rex Singh lands up with a contract at #IPLAuctions which would attract new audience and a big boost for the Cricket aspirants in North East https://t.co/3N56e2JY81— Paresh Jha (@Tinu2710) December 15, 2018
10 overs - 11 runs given, 10 wickets taken. Take a bow - Rex Singh of Manipur 🙏👍👍🎥 - BCCI— Ananya Narayan 🇮🇳 (@ananya1616) December 15, 2018
Superb Bowling 👌Manipur Rex Singh's fiery spell takes Perfect 10 👍👍He Should be in Indian Team Watch 👇👇pic.twitter.com/HzqNwhbvuL— Mahesh Joshi 🇮🇳 (@MaheshJoshi_MJ) December 15, 2018
Perfect 10: Manipur's Rex Singh's fiery spell.This Manipur boy claimed 10 wickets with his smooth action and beautiful in swingers. Watch as he sends the stumps flying in a Cooch Behar Trophy game against Arunachal Pradesh.📽️📽️https://t.co/C41mEewQTj pic.twitter.com/sI6jIdiiNv— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) December 13, 2018
Why the fuck is this guy not in the Indian team? Rex Singh from Manipur. Whoa pic.twitter.com/HL5g0CQ8rP— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) December 15, 2018
#Perfect10 Manipuri U19 fast bowler's 10 wicket spell... he'll remind you of Wasim Akram! -> "Manipur's Rex Singh's fiery 10 wicket spell with his smooth action & beautiful in swingers in match against AP" via @BCCIdomestic #cricket #bowlingpic.twitter.com/rrTxMpHNFL— Amit Ranjan (@amitranjan) December 15, 2018
Why the fuck is this guy not in the Indian team? Rex Singh from Manipur. Whoa pic.twitter.com/LeUXIzb5Kd— ᴄʜᴀʀᴀᴄᴛᴇʀ ᴅᴇғɪɴᴇs- కరణ్💕 (@Hidderkaran) December 15, 2018
The great @wasimakramlive would be so happy to see this amazing performance by Rex Singh from Manipur. He took all 10 wickets in an innings. What an amazing swing bowling. Hope he improves upwards and onwards. #10wickets #swingbowling https://t.co/qgUjTzA3lg— Savan K Parmar (@savanparmar) December 15, 2018
U 19 bowler Rex Singh take 10-11 from 9.5 overs https://t.co/V6lWLdtLPm— Peter Lalor (@plalor) December 15, 2018
Having already played two matches for Manipur with such a stellar record, we can't wait but see what else does this amazing pacer have in store.