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‘What is my role here’: Javagal Srinath recalls struggles early in his Test career

  • 14 Jun 2020 14:13:37

Srinath, who made his ODI and Test debuts for India inside two months, described how some time ago, India didn't depend much on quick pacers and that the greater part of the bowling used to be finished by spinners.

Previous India bowler Javagal Srinath reviewed his underlying days playing Test cricket for India, uncovering there were times when the quick bowler would need to request that the chief let him bowl. Srinath, who made his ODI and Test debuts for India inside two months, described how once upon a time, India didn't depend much on quick pacers and that the main part of the bowling used to be finished by spinners.

"I'm not grumbling, yet that is the manner in which the circumstance was. In India there were times when we used to play only one quick bowler. Now and then we played only for playing a quick bowler. Wickets were total position turners in the underlying piece of my profession," Srinath told SportsKeeda.

"You should be a lasting piece of the group and to get wickets constantly. Three spinners used to do 80 or 90 percent of the bowling, I would some of the time feel cumbersome like 'what is my job here'. I used to proceed to request that the skipper give me the ball; in any event let me be fulfilled for my consideration for XI".

Srinath proceeded to turn into India's best quick bowler of the 1990s, yet some way or another his Test vocation didn't see the statures his ODI profession did. Srinath finished his 12-year-long profession in 2003 with 315 ODI wickets from 229 matches, yet got not in excess of 236 wickets from 67 Tests. A purpose for that Srinath figures, is the manner by which turn substantial Indian assaults used to be in those days however is glad to see India's quick bowlers overwhelming making commotions around the globe today.

"Spinners used to wear the pants those days; quick bowlers had little task to carry out yet things have changed at this point. Today you have three quick bowlers working before the spinners please. Much the same as the conventional method of bringing wickets."