The first Digicel Cricket Coaching Clinic of 2009 two months ago may have unearthed a cricketing treasure for the West Indies as little Aidan George’s impressive batting technique had coach Keith Arthurton buzzing with excitement.
The kid is only seven but already bats like a seasoned pro.
‘His stance is very good and he moves his feet at the right times and with ease. I certainly would like to work with him in the future as I think he has the potential to develop into a very good player,’ Arthurton said at the conclusion of the three day clinic on the islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda.
‘While he was batting, I heard someone in the crowd shout out that he looked like Sachin Tendulkar (the Indian master batsman) and I thought the same thing because of the way he bats, his stance and his attitude,’ Arthurton said of the youngster who lives in Hannah Estate in Tortola but is originally from Dominica.
‘You don’t really see that in kids who are that young but he has something special in him and the local coaches should work with him so that he can develop his cricket skills.’
When batting the confident youngster has an uncanny resemblance to the Indian batsman and also looks much older than his age.