Originally Posted by RazabQ
It's not food. It's attitude, cricketing tradition and infrastructure that holds us back. Regardless of diet and what not, we've had strapping lads who have been capable of flinging the rock fast. But who was there to guide them? To show that on a matting wicket movement through the air in the 1st 5-10 overs will get the breakthrough? That on low wickets, skiddy, wicket to wicket lines work best? When club matches start with SLAs bowling the new ball, what's a fast bowler to do? What we need is a dedicated attempt by our clubs and feeder organizations that they will groom faster bowlers. That they'll invest in them. The recent BPL auction was not encouraging in that sense at all.
I agree with all your points but you cannot disregard the importance of proper and nutritionally balanced diets for a professional player. The biggest part in our meal is white rice, which is just has carbohydrates. I think the people trained at BKSP are more aware of this stuff, but the players outside the system are vulnerable to these weaknesses.