In the past 12 months, the Indian team management has nurtured a group of talented youngsters and made them represent the country at the highest level. One of them is fast bowler Arshdeep Singh whose rise on the international circuit has impressed many gaming greats. After making his debut earlier this year, he became Rohit Sharma’s left arm when Jaspreet Bumrah was not around. When the veteran player missed important tournaments such as the Asian Cup and T20 Globalism Trophy, it was Arshdeep who led India’s attack with Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
The Punjab youngster has played 21 T20Is this year so far, collecting 33 wickets. He was the highest batsman for India in the recently concluded T20 World Cup with 10 batsmen in 6 matches. As Arshdeep continues to make strides in international cricket, Australian legend Brett Lee has given some top advice to the young fast bowler.
In his latest YouTube video, Lee thought that Arshdeep should not focus on bowling at a speed beyond his ability. Instead, the little one should bend at a pace that suits him so that he can focus evenly on his line and length.
“We often hear about fast bowlers trying to bowl too fast. Don’t be obsessed with bowling at 150km/h every time. On the one hand I always like to say bowl fast but you also have to bowl that right line and length. We’re talking about Bowlers trying to bowl too fast, they lose their form, their rhythm and their seam position. Make sure you’re improving your optimum pace and working on your execution,” Lee pointed out.
“It will come from practice, bowling line and length. Can you fast great and have good line and length? Of course, but don’t try to bowl every ball at 160. That will be the best way for Archdeep. At the same time, don’t bowl all the slow balls every time. Work Gotta contain that speed but sometimes take 5kph and hit that line and the length.Get that wicket.That’s my advice to you.
Lee further began that Arshdeep should stay closer to domestic cricket, stating that he should continue to shine even in the absence of major tournaments and larger crowds.
“Keep working on your domestic cricket skills, because when there’s no big World Cup, no Test cricket playing, there aren’t any spectators. That’s where you have to shine. So, that’s what I think is the bread and butter of my career.” “Professional. Going back to first-class cricket, he enjoyed the calmness of the crowd and honed and honed those skills. He said to me further if you can take care of that, the high standard will follow.”