Selected fast bowlers of under-23 category from all over Punjab got the once in lifetime opportunity to get tutorials from the bowling legend and former Australian player Glenn McGrath under a programme of MRF Pace Foundation. The session will also go on Tuesday. Accompanying MC Grath was the head coach of M. Senthilnathan. Both former international players were with the boys throughout the day.
Talking to Daily Post Glenn said that many players who came to attend the session have potential to represent teams in Indian Premium League and he won’t be surprised if few of them can make it to the international level. “The boys have plenty of skills. Jaskhran and Subhjeet Singh are really good” he said. He added that he focuses to improve the skills and technicalities of fast bowling. “Pace is something which can be taught. Express Pace is a gift. It cannot be taught. I try to tell them about the technicalities of fast bowling” he said. While talking he remembered the semi-final of 1996 world cup were Australia won from West Indies by 5 runs and he played a crucial role in the low scoring game.
M Senthilnathan also shared his experience. He was hopeful of the lads of PCA. “Boys are talented and they have good skills” he said. On asking him by India is not known to produce fast bolwers he said that Javagal Srikant and Zaheer Khan have been successful. “They are from India. But Indian pitches are slow so the bowlers have some problem. But hopefully now Ranji (Trophy) will be held at different venues so we can see more fast bowlers” he added. The session began at 10:30 in the morning and ended at 6:00 in the evening. “MRF Pace Foundation has asked us to organise this event. They requested for bowlers who are playing in under-23 and under-19” said Buphinder Singh Coach at Punjab Cricket Association. He also told us that since inter district of under-19 are going on hence boys from this category couldn’t get a chance to be here.
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