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Javagal Srinath didn’t get the credit he deserved: Shaun Pollock




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Shaun Pollock mentioned one bowler who left an indelible mark on him early in his profession was West Indian tempo nice Malcom Marshall.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shaun Pollock believes India pacer Javagal Srinath by no means received the credit he deserved
  • Javagal Srinath spearheaded India’s tempo assault in the 90s with aplomb
  • Srinath performed 67 Tests and 229 ODIs between 1991 and 2003

Javagal Srinath spearheaded India’s tempo assault in the 90s with aplomb however former South African seamer Shaun Pollock believes the Indian by no means received the credit he deserved.

Srinath performed 67 Tests and 229 ODIs between 1991 and 2003, taking 236 and 315 wickets respectively.

“I thought India’s Javagal Srinath didn’t get the credit he deserved,” Pollock mentioned throughout a Sky Sports podcast dialogue with former West Indies quick bowler Michael Holding and England’s Stuart Broad.

“In my era, you had great combinations like Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis for Pakistan and Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh for West Indies. Australia had Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee. You now have James Anderson and Stuart Broad in this era.”

Pollock, who snapped over 400 Test wickets and amassed greater than 3,700 Test runs in 108 Tests, mentioned one bowler who left an indelible mark on him early in his profession was West Indian tempo nice Malcom Marshall.

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“(Malcom) Marshall was next level and I was lucky enough to meet him early in my career as it made me think about fast bowling in a completely different way,” he mentioned.

However, since his retirement in 2008, Pollock has been most impressed by his fellow countryman Dale Steyn, who had overtaken him as South Africa’s main wicket taker in Tests in December, 2018.

“But since I’ve stopped playing, l cannot have enough respect for (Dale) Steyn. His ability to shape the ball upfront at high speed and then come back later and reverse it,” he mentioned.

“He cranked it up on flat wickets and had such motion and variations. He is one thing particular and his stats again it up.

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