Shaun Pollock feels that former Indian Pacer Javagal Srinath didn't get the credit that he deserved.Click To Tweet
Javagal Srinath didn’t get the credit that he deserved says Shaun Pollock. Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock feels that former Indian Pacer Javagal Srinath didn’t get the credit that he deserved.
Javagal Srinath was the Spearhead of the Indian bowling department in the 90s with poise but never got the credit in Indian cricket history.
Srinath played 67 Test matches and 236 ODIs matches for team India. Javagal Srinath took 236 wickets in Test matches and 315 wickets in ODI format.
Javagal Srinath is a former Indian cricketer and currently an ICC match referee. He is considered among India’s finest fast bowlers and is the first Indian fast bowler to take more than 300 wickets in One Day Internationals.
Srinath retired from the International cricket after the World Cup 2003.
With Zaheer Khan, Srinath leads the Indian bowling attack in the World Cup 2003.
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Javagal Srinath didn’t get the credit that he deserved says Shaun Pollock:
“I thought India’s Javagal Srinath didn’t get the credit he deserved,” Pollock said during a Sky Sports podcast discussion with England’s Stuart Broad and former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding.
Shaun Pollock talks further about fast-bowler’s combination in his era.
“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 said further.
Shaun Pollock took 421 wickets in Test matches and 393 wickets in ODI matches. Pollock scored over 3,500 runs in both formats of the game.
Pollock names one bowler who left an unerasable mark during his early career was former West Indies pace bowler Malcom Marshell.
“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,” Pollock said.
However, since his retirement from the international cricket, Pollock was quite impressed with his fellow countrymen ‘Dale Steyn’.
“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,” Pollock added.
“Steyn cranked it up on flat wickets and had such good action and variations. He is something special and his stats back it up.” Pollock said during sky sports podcast.