An action modelled on Glenn McGrath's, and - at the domestic level at least - a McGrathesque ability to trouble batsmen with springy bounce from a length marked Aavishkar Salvi out in his early days. Salvi's climb was worthy: in the space of a year he went from reserve seamer to Mumbai's spearhead, and then to India A and India. But four ODIs and four wicket later, injuries caught up with him, and made him a sporadic presence even in the Mumbai team. When, in 2009, he turned up for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, he came face to face with, and bowled with, his idol McGrath.
Sidharth Monga October 2009