The left arm medium pacer Aniket Choudhary who hails from Bikaner, Rajasthan and Veer Pratap Singh who plays for Bengal in domestic cricket will travel to National Cricket Centre in Brisbane from July 24 to August 6 to sharpen their fast bowling skills. Currently, both the players are working with MRF Pace Foundation which is located in Chennai.
The 24 years Old Veer Pratap Singh has played 20 first-class matches till now in which he has scalped 48 wickets whereas Aniket Choudhary has played in 32 first class games, he has 103 wickets alongside his name. Both the player shave earlier been part of IPL franchises, Veer Pratap Singh has been part of Deccan Chargers, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Sunrisers Hyderabad whereas Aniket Choudhary has been part of King XI Punjab roster.
Glenn McGrath, the Director of MRF Pace foundation termed players as good and said “”Veer Pratap Singh, Ankit Rajput, and Nathu Singh, who have been under me at the MRF, are very good”.
The MRF Pace Foundation was founded in the year 1987 in Chennai with the help of Dennis Lillee. Many Indian pacers have trained in this foundation before playing for the country, Vivek Razdan, Javgal Srinath, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan are few of them. The list includes many others. Chaminda Vaas, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee are few overseas players who have trained here in the past.
Glen McGrath is the current director of the Pace academy. He took over the post of Director of pace academy in the year 2012 finally replacing Dennis Lillee after a period of 15 years.
In the year 1987, Sachin Tendulkar went to the MRF pace academy to fulfill his dream of becoming a fast bowler but Dennis Lillie was not impressed by the Master Blaster and advised him to concentrate on his batting. In the year 2012, Dennis Lillee claimed that he has done a favor to cricket by rejecting Sachin Tendulkar.