Indian veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra might not have a legendary career with the national team; however, he is an effective bowler when it comes to IPL. Amit Mishra, whose IPL 2020 got cut short due to an injury, would be back for the Delhi Capitals in the upcoming season. The right-arm leggie revealed that a captain is instrumental to a wrist-spinner’s success.
Amit Mishra, who has performed incredibly well ever since the inaugural edition of IPL, has played under a myriad number of captains. The 37-year old, most recently playing under Shreyas Iyer in Delhi, credited the right-handed batsman for giving the bowlers the liberty. Mishra will have keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant as the skipper for IPL 2021 as Iyer will miss the season due to a shoulder injury.
Amit Mishra spoke for the leg-spinners, in particular, and the need of a good captain for them to thrive. The veteran spin-bowler believes that when the leggies are under attack and goes for runs, a leader needs to instill confidence in them and one who understands their psyche.
“Any leg-spinner needs a good captain because when the bowler is under attack, you need that sort of a skipper, who would back you to the hilt and give you that requisite confidence even when you have gone for a few runs. A captain who basically understands the psyche of a leg-spinner,” Mishra told PTI.
The passing of knowledge is very important more so for leg-spin: Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra further said that there are numerous amounts of leg-spinners that have emerged in India in the last 5-6 years. Simultaneously, the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL believes that an experienced campaigner needs to share the knowledge and pass it to different generations to become a seasoned one.
“In the past 5-6 years, we have had some good leg-spinners but we will get more quality as we get more such bowlers, who have learnt the craft, and share the knowledge of their art with the next generation. The passing of knowledge is very important more so for leg-spin which is an art form,” he added.