|Bowls||Left-arm orthodox spin|
2012 Season Statistics
|Birth Date||06 January 1983|
This youngster who bats left-handed and bowls left-arm spin – is viewed as a potential all-rounder in the making. He impressed the Delhi Daredevils bosses who were scouting local talent at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 competition and was signed on immediately. The promising young left-arm spinner has always had a tendency to punch above his weight from a very young age. When he went to bowl in the nets as boy, the coach there was worried if his delivery would even reach the batsman. But the small-sized bowler surprised everyone with a beamer. However, injury added a twist to the tale and threatened to take away his most cherished dream of being a cricketer at a very tender age. But Negi was not the type to give up and decided to convert himself to a left-arm spinner and focus on his batting. In his brief Twenty20 career, Negi has batted in the middle-order and bowled economically and has come up with match winning performances for his IPL franchise in the fifth edition of IPL.