Reverse swing is obviously a key factor, but the whole team has to work for it. You can’t toss the ball to your fast bowler and say ‘Go Reverse’. All eleven players have to work for it, says Akram.
Sept. 1: Even from someone who, by his own admission, started out with a jerky run-up and hurried delivery stride and still ended with 916 international wickets, Wasim Akram is as much a staunch advocate of grassroot pruning as he is of reverse swing.
"You can only change the wrist action, run-up of a fast bowler at 14-15 years of age. That is the age when he is maturing, his muscles are expanding and his mind is more open to new ideas," Akram says. "At 18, he is already developed and you can only finetune him."
In the capital for the last four days, the master of swing and deception has been helping out pace bowling hopefuls at an ongoing Delhi and District Cricket Association pre-season camp. The time frame, he says, is not the most ideal. "Too short, I wish they had called me earlier...Read More »from Reverse swing is a key factor: Akram