Javagal Srinath never got the credit he deserved: Shaun Pollock
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: April 18, 2020 7:26:10 pm


Javagal Srinath reacts after taking Abdul Razzaq’s wicket throughout the India vs Pakistan match in the 1999 World Cup (File Photo/Reuters)

Javagal Srinath was the unsung hero amongst quick bowlers in the 1990s, former South Africa captain and quick bowler Shaun Pollock stated.

Speaking on quick bowlers of his time, Pollock stated many groups like Pakistan, West Indies and Australia had feared tempo bowling duos however ‘India’s Srinath’ was the one who didn’t get due credit.

“I thought India’s Javagal Srinath didn’t get the credit he deserved,” Pollock stated in a Sky Sports podcast dialogue with former West Indies quick bowler Michael Holding and England’s Stuart Broad.

“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 Bett Lee. You now have James Anderson and Stuart Broad in this era,” he additional stated.

Srinath performed 67 Tests and 229 ODIs between 1991 and 2003, taking 236 and 315 wickets respectively. Having partnered the likes of Kapil Dev to Zaheer Khan, Srinath led the Indian tempo bowling assault with aplomb throughout this time, making one swansong on this position in India’s fairytale journey to the ultimate of the 2003 World Cup.

Later in the dialogue, Pollock named Malcolm Marshall as somebody who modified his notion about quick bowling and Dale Steyn as the bowler who has impressed him the most since his retirement.

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