Sydney, Feb 15(ANI): Australian Joe Dawes' appointment as India's new bowling coach is a canny one, according to South Australia coach Darren Berry.
Berry, who helped Dawes secure the job, said while he was disappointed from a team perspective, he was pleased for his deputy.
"I'm really frustrated and upset at the loss. But equally, as my job is to produce international cricketers, I'm proud he's been given the opportunity to take on an international job," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Berry, as saying.
Berry foresees Dawes as a clever appointment for India.
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"Working in India, it is very different. The art of coaching is trying to understand the patients that you're working with. What you can't do in India is go in gung-ho and say 'This is how we're going to do it'," he said.
He said Dawes wouldn't find it too tough to adjust in Indian conditions since he is a mild-mannered fast bowler.
"In my experience in the IPL, you've really got to understand their culture and be embracive of their manner, first to get their trust . . . I think that's why Joey Dawes will do well, because he's a mild-mannered fast-bowler. He's certainly not the bloke I played against at the Gabba that used to dig a big hole [with his bouncers] and run in and try and kill you; that's not the person I'm working with now," Berry said.
"I think he'll be an excellent appointment for them, because he has a good manner with people, he has a good knowledge of the game," he said. (ANI)