Saqlain Mushtaq Ecstatic to Witness Spinners Delivering Big Under His Tutelage
The English spinners were the chief architects behind the One-day International triumph against India recently. England found an upper hand against India by 2-1 in three-matches series. Earlier, India got a convincing victory of 2-1 in the T20 format of the game.
The leg-spinner of England, Adil Rashid, in particular, garnered a lot of attention from his fellow cricketers after his brilliant show in the limited-overs fold. He came in the limelight following his unplayable delivery against England.
In addition, one can imagine the intensity of that magical delivery in Leeds as it castled top-notch batsman of the contemporary cricket, Virat Kohli.
Team India leader Kohlu was bamboozled by the delivery during the decider of the three-match ODI series.
New ‘ball of the century’:
The new ‘ball of the century’ as termed by the English media delighted former Pakistan cricketer, Saqlain Mushtaq.
Interestingly, the veteran off-spinner Mushtaq is also known as an inventor of “Doosra”.
Mushtaq is presently working as a bowling consultant for the Three Lions.
In his latest interview, Saqlain looked pleased that England spinners are learning well from his experience. He reiterated such deliveries are rare and we only get to see them after quite a long time.
“The spinners played a major role in the team’s victory. I’m happy to see that the spinners are improving under my guidance,” Mushtaq told English media.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the wicketkeeper-batsman came under fire during the recently-concluded series for his slow batting, but Saqlain believed that English spinners did not allow the veteran to free his arms and dominate with the bat.
“Both the English spinners [Moeen and Rashid] bowled well which did not allow Dhoni to express himself aggressively,” he said.
Saqlain Mushtaq hails Dominic Bess:
The 41-year-old, Saqlain Mushtaq also lauded young gun, Dominic Bess who made his Test debut against Pakistan. He featured in two Test matches against Pakistan recently.
Mushtaq also lauded the efforts of another left-arm orthodox spinner, Jack Leach.