Irfan Pathan advises more importance on retaining ones originality as a fast bowler
Irfan Pathan in a recent chat has expressed the importance of any fast bowler to retain its originality and not just try to strive for pace.
Pathan said that a Bhubaneswar Kumar cannot be a fast bowler like Shoaib Akhtar overnight. As then he will struggle to be more effective on his swing which is his USP.
Pathan advised the fast bowlers to keep up their originality rather than be obsessed to bowl fast. As then they will achieve neither as just trying to add a few clicks on his speed will reduce his ability to swing the ball. At the same time, he will not be able to bowl fast.
Irfan Pathan advises more importance on retaining ones originality as a fast bowler. Pathan indicated that it is widely accepted that the speeds of a good swing bowler will vary between 130 to 135 kph at the maximum. It is more difficult for a batsman to play the swing. He said that if a good swing bowler can bowl good cutters. Yorkers and slower ones he can be a handful and if he can achieve a proper alignment in his action. He can bowl repeated yorkers at will.