Change in tradition behind India’s tempo bowling surge: Sourav Ganguly


Kolkata, July 6

A cultural shift with rising health requirements are the first causes for India’s present depth in quick bowling division, mentioned former captain and present BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.

A younger Jasprit Bumrah within the skilled firm of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have developed into one of many world’s most potent tempo assaults.

“I see all of them together, the coaches, the fitness trainers and also I think the change in culture,” Ganguly mentioned replying to a query on ‘who has performed the main position in citing the change’ on a chat present hosted by Test opener Mayank Agarwal on BCCI’s Twitter deal with.

“Culture has changed in India that we can be good fast bowlers. The fitness regimes, the fitness standards not only among the fast bowlers but also among the batters, I think that has changed enormously,” Ganguly commented.

There has been a surge in self-belief amongst present crop of bowlers that they are often velocity retailers, mentioned Ganguly, who led among the best pacers like Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra in his time.

“And that has made everyone understand and believe that if we are fit, if we are strong, and we can also bowl fast, like the others,” he mentioned within the BCCI sequence ‘Dada Opens with Mayank’.

Recently, former Windies pacer Ian Bishop too had hailed the Indian tempo assault and mentioned they have been on the forefront of the quick bowling renaissance in world cricket, one thing much like what West Indies did within the 1970s and 80s.

“The West Indies in my generation were natural or even the generation before… They were naturally strong and built. We Indians were never such naturally strong and built but we worked hard to get strong. So I think it’s the change in culture also which is very important,” Ganguly added.

Partnership with Tendulkar

In the chat present, Ganguly in jest recollected how batting nice Sachin Tendulkar would at all times ‘power’ him to face the primary ball in a match as he most popular to begin on the non-striker’s finish.

“Always he (Tendulkar) did and he had an answer to that,” Ganguly informed Agarwal who requested whether or not Tendulkar pressured him to take the strike on the primary supply throughout their famed ODI opening mixture.

Ganguly-Tendulkar holds the all-time file of the very best opening partnership in ODIs as they’ve put collectively 6,609 runs in 136 innings that features 21 century partnerships and 23 fifty stands.

Ganguly mentioned Tendulkar at all times had two solutions to keep away from going through the primary supply.

 “I used to inform him ‘typically you additionally face the primary ball. I’m at all times going through the primary ball. He had two solutions to it. One, he believed that if his kind was good it ought to proceed and he ought to stay on the non-striker’s finish.”

“And then when his form wasn’t good, he said ‘I should remain at the non-striker’s end because it takes the pressure off me’.”

But on a few events, Tendulkar could be tricked to face the primary ball after being caught on the TV display, Ganguly mentioned in a lighter vein.

“So he had a solution for each good kind and unhealthy kind, till and until sometime you walked previous him and went and stood on the non-striker’s finish and he was already on TV and he could be pressured to face the ball.

“And that has happened one or two times, I just walked past him and went and stood at the non-striker’s end,” Ganguly concluded. PTI



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