Romanian cricketer, Pavel Florin, is already an internet star thanks to his unusual bowling action. Recently, footage of his bowling action made rounds on social media and the cricket lovers had all sorts of things to say.
Let’s have a look at his bowling:
At the age of 32, Romanian bodyguard Pavel Florin discovered cricket. Eight years later he's representing Cluj Cricket Club in the @EuropeanCricket League.
“Maybe someone says my bowling is not beautiful or not effective, but I don’t care, because I love cricket.”
Respect 🤜🤛 pic.twitter.com/ViPLyCJAvM
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 31, 2019
Later, the 40-year-old playing in the European Cricket League won hearts with his words in the post-match interview.
My bowling is not beautiful. But I don’t care, because I love cricket.
"My bowling is not beautiful. But I don't care, because I love cricket" Cluj Cricket Club Player President, Pavel Florin at the #ECL19 @FOXSportsAUS @FoxCricket @gradecricketer @CricketRomania @dimimascarenhas @ShaneWarne @cambo_19 @icc_europe @LovellLowdown @juniorwaugh349 pic.twitter.com/9lSStI28sZ
— European Cricket (@EuropeanCricket) July 30, 2019
Not just this, his batting style is bizarre. You have seen tailenders bat, haven’t you? I’m sure you haven’t seen anyone bat like Florin. He’s all over the place, but, he doesn’t care. He’s there to enjoy the game.
Here’s the video:
Florin is a bodyguard during day time and runs a cricket club at night. His tireless efforts brought Romanian Cluj Cricket Club into the European Cricket League. Now, he plans on building a cricket ground in his hometown in Romania for the love of cricket.
— European Cricket (@EuropeanCricket) August 1, 2019
A gofundme campaign has already been launched and with all the love that he has been receiving over the past few days, he might well fulfill his dream.