Why this happens only in Indian Cricket????
May 26, 2007 8:32am CST
When our young Indian bowlers bowl in domestic cricket, they are termed as the fastest bowlers in the country. But when they come into International cricket, they dont even seem to bowl medium fast. This has happened to Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Balaji and the most recent one is Munaf Patel. Irfan bowls the slowest of them at around 125 kmph. I dont know what happens in their transition between domestic and international cricket. What do you guys think about this???
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26 May 07
Well firstly when young bowlers start their careers they all want to bowl fast. But as they mature they realise good batsmen won't get intimidated by pace and can taken for runs if they are wayward. So they sacrifice bit of pace for line and length. As stciking to line and length creates enough pressure on batsmen which makes them takes risks and get out like pollock and mcgrath. Moreover the pitches in our country doesn't encourage fast bowlers as fast bowling is real hard work and toil in this heat takes some doing. Besides our bowlers may be fast domestically by international standards they are not that fast lik brett lee or shoaib or sahne bond.