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Old June 23, 2004, 06:41 AM
IanW IanW is offline
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Originally posted by billah

Can't agree with that. We have an equal chance of developing fast bowlers like the others. The professionals such as Andy Roberts think so.
Yep. For a long time, no-one thought a good fast bowler would come out of the subcontinent - wrong pitches, diets, physical shape etc etc etc

The along came Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis ... and while that isnt the best quartet of quicks ever, they would give any other pace quartet a run for their money.

Basically, good quicks are a matter of talent identification, followed by good coaching, followed by not over bowling them as kids ( men dont finish growing until 23-ish ... and fast bowling does things to a human's anatomy that make orthopedic surgeons wake at night and count their BMWs).
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