‘He was very irritated’- Subroto Banerjee recollects Javagal Srinath’s first supply to Dilip Vengsarkar

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Subroto Banerjee. (Picture Supply: Getty Photos)

The previous Indian cricketer Subroto Banerjee has revealed an attention-grabbing story on how Javagal Srinath launched himself to Indian cricket. Srinath was a part of India’s 1990 England tour and shocked the marketing campaign together with his tempo and bowling expertise within the web classes. He didn’t make an look on England tour however made his debut towards Pakistan subsequent yr.

Indian batters and spin bowlers had been used to dominating the matches and creating data with their pure batting expertise. However the Indian group at all times struggled for outcomes on SENA nations on account of an absence of high quality tempo bowling. Kapil Dev introduced swing and management to Indian bowling nevertheless it was Srinath who was India’s first real-fast bowler. Srinath ended his profession with 236 wickets in simply 67 Check matches and 315 wickets in 229 ODIs.

Srinath’s supply hit the deal with of Vengsarkar and the bat flew off: Subroto Banerjee

Banerjee revealed that in web observe earlier than England tour, Srinath bowled and troubled the previous captain Dilip Vensarkar together with his fierce bowling. He stated that his first supply to Vengsarkar was a bouncer that took a batter unexpectedly and the batter was irritated at Srikanth for bowling bouncers in coaching classes. Vengsarkar requested Srikanth to not bowl bouncers within the web and Srikanth listened to him. However he bowled the following bowl an ideal yorker and Banerjee acknowledged that that supply crushed Vengsarkar’s toes.

“Bedi chucked the ball to him. He stated, “Are you going to bowl?” He stated, “Sure sir”. That was the primary time I ever noticed a bowler bowl that fast in India. He bowled a bouncer. It got here straight and hit the deal with of Vengsarkar and the bat flew off. Vengsarkar was very irritated as a result of it was simply web observe and he got here to begin bowling bouncers,” Subroto Banerjee stated on the YouTube present, ‘Mid Wicket Tales With Naseeruddin Shah.’

“He wasn’t ready as a result of the very first ball was a bouncer. Vengsarkar instructed him to not bowl bouncers. On the second ball, he bowled a straight yorker. And it went straight and crushed his toes,” he added.

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