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One of the most successful bowlers in the history of South African cricket, Shaun Pollock, has lauded the Indian pace attack and revealed the reason behind their success in recent times. Recently, former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid had said that the current Indian fast bowling unit is the best that the country has ever had.
The Indian fast bowling unit, especially in Test cricket, has gone on to rule the world. The last 2-3 years have seen a rise in quality in the Indian fast bowlers, and they have become the most lethal pace attack in the world. A glimpse of it was evident during India’s tour of Australia in 2018 when the India National Cricket Team won its maiden Test series in Australia as the Indian bowlers rattled through the Aussie batting line up.
Now, Shaun Pollock has heaped a lot of praise on the current Indian pace attack and shed light on the reason behind their success on the international stage.
Shaun Pollock Lauds Indian Pacers
“Yeah, you guys (India) are really in a strong position now (with regard to fast bowling). The depth in bowling, the different variations, you have got some tall guys, shorter guys, quick, skilful, shaping the ball and you can decide in between them and you can have a real good balance,” Shaun Pollock said on ‘Sony Ten Pit Stop’ show.
“If you decide to go with three or even four seamers, you now have got guys who can step in. In the years gone by, you might have had a Srinath or a Venkatesh Prasad, but then the replacement bowler…third bowler or backup bowler… was not of the same quality and that’s where I thought they were letting themselves down,” added Pollock.
Bumrah Revealed Something Interesting In A Recent Chat: Shaun Pollock
The 46-year-old Pollock said in a recent chat, Bumrah had told him about competition among the Indian bowlers.
“We had a chat with Bumrah, the other day, and he was saying everyone is competing, ready to go, you really have to keep performing and if you don’t have a good few games, then someone can step in and take your place. So, that’s a good situation for India,” Shaun Pollock added.