Anil Kumble’s Special Message For South African Spinners
By CricShots - Feb 21, 2018 2:02 pm
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Indian wrist-spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have completely dominated the limited-overs leg of the ongoing South African tour. The duo claimed 33 wickets in the ODI series and helped the men in blue to register a dominating 5-1 scoreline. Cricket South Africa (CSA) invited Anil Kumble, to their High-Performance Spinning Clinch in Johannesburg.

Anil Kumble

As quoted in in ESPN, talking about the spinners, Kumble said, “My message to the youngsters is simple, stay positive and remain focused on your goals. As a spinner, it is always important to keep a positive mindset when bowling, it is a challenging art but once you master it, it becomes very rewarding.”

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Former South African spinners Paul Harris and Johan Botha also accompanied Kumble, as did CSA’s High-Performance spinning coaches, Shafiek Abrahams, Harry Shapiro and Paul Adams.

Tabraiz Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi delighted to see Anil Kumble

Even the young Chinaman, Tabraiz Shamsi was delighted to see Anil Kumble attending the event, he said, “It is always an opportunity of a lifetime to receive advice from a brilliant cricketer like Anil Kumble. He has given me some tips to implement on my technique and hopefully, the wickets will keep coming next season.”

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South African women’s skipper and leg-spinner Dane van Niekerk too expressed her delight, she said, “There are not many spinners in women’s cricket, especially leg-spinners so today has been a privilege. Kumble is an all-time great and has great expertise about spin bowling, I have learned a lot today.”

Even the experienced Botha also shared some of his knowledge with the aspiring talent of the rainbow nation, he said, “Today was a great experience and even as an international player it was a privilege to learn some new tricks of the trade from Kumble. You can never have enough information and I hope the players here today will benefit from Kumble’s wisdom and go on for bigger achievements in the next season.”