Veer Pratap Singh, the fast bowler from Bengal has just returned from MRF Pace Foundation. And he divulged that he has returned with the treasure, given to him by World cricket’s two legends, Glen McGrath and Sachin Tendulkar.
Following invitation from his one of the leading opposition fast bowlers once in the cricket, McGrath and the management of MRF, Sachin Tendulkar attended the Pace Foundation. And according to Veer Pratap Singh, Sachin had given a lot of priceless suggestions which he wants to refer as the treasure for any upcoming cricketer. This 23-year old fast bowler said on Sunday, “Sachin sir advised to learn how to win the war of nerves while bowling against a batsman. He also advised us to maintain the line and length of the ball so that the batsman gets frustrated at one point of time and gets out.” Pratap who feels the experience in the Pace Foundation will benefit him hugely before the new season starts, added saying that McGrath also had almost a same opinion as he advised the students to build up the killer’s instinct first to be a successful fast bowler. McGrath stated, “Unless a fast bowler can make up his mind and develop killer’s instinct he could not earn kudos from the batsmen.”
Pratap also informed that McGrath had given the same suggestion like Sachin, asking the bowlers to try to maintain the accuracy in line and length as long as possible while bowling.
The Bengal pacer who has been included in the probables for Bengal’s forthcoming Sri Lanka tour for the preparation of Ranji Trophy this season, had gone to MRF Pace Foundation a couple of months ago to attend class under the observation of Australian legend. And Pratap revealed that during that phase, he learned the in swing delivery from McGrath. Pratap said, “McGrath sir had instructed me to note down all the technical tips and read it every night. And following his instruction I have made it a habit. Here in Kolkata also, after going back home from the Bengal training every day, I read the tips of McGrath every night before I go to sleep.”