Anil Kumble Reveals Secret Behind the Success of Wrist Spinners

Published - 22 Jun 2018, 04:56 PM | Updated - 22 Jun 2018, 05:00 PM

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Anil Kumble (Credits: Twitter)

Former Indian skipper Anil Kumble sheds light on the success of wrist spinners. The former leg-spinner believes if a batsman takes a fraction of second more to read a wrist spinner, it would subsequently create a doubt in his mind. Thus, it is imperative for the success of the wrist spinners.

Meanwhile, we have seen such aggressive have savoured great success in the recent past.

Eventually, the likes of Rashid Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, and Adil Rashid have done exceptionally well for their respective teams in the recent past.

In fact, Indian spin duo went on to cement their place in the limited-overs format after replacing finger spinners.

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Anil Kumble. Credits: Getty Images

Therefore, they are able to provide the Men in Blue with crucial breakthroughs in the middle overs. Consequently, they are also not letting the batsmen off the hook.

Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of his technology Spektacom ahead of 2018 TNPL, Kumble said, “In my opinion, it is all about creating a doubt in the mind of a batsman. Any batsman takes a fraction of a second extra to read a wrist spinner and that determines the success of a wrist spinner over a finger spinner. In the shorter formats, the margin of error is very minimal. Variations are the key. The googlies, flippers will definitely confuse the batsman.”

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Meanwhile, the wrist-spinning duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav is instrumental in the success of the Virat Kohli-led team.

Furthermore, they are successful in bamboozling the best in the business with their variations respectively.

More importantly, both these spinners are not afraid to go for runs. They try to hunt for wickets in the middle overs and it is the key to their success.

India is able to scale new heights in the 50-over format after the emergence of its wrist spinners.

Concluding, the Men in Blue have won their recent One-day International series against New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka and South Africa.

Thus, both Chahal and Kuldeep played a major part in every series win, as Anil Kumble already maintained wrist-spinners have had played a significant role.


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