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Mumbai: A forthright Michael Holding termed the Indian bowling attack as “ordinary”, with most of them like Ishant Sharma starting off as quicks and then losing out on pace.
“It’s ordinary. That’s all I can say. I’ve seen a few fast bowlers, who come in and bowl quick when they start, but they don’t last which is unfortunate. Something is going wrong. I don’t know if it’s the training or whatever,” Holding known for his straight-talking told reporters on Saturday.
He cited the example of Ishant, who went off the boil after starting as an out and out quick bowler.
“Look at Ishant Sharma. When he came in, he was quick. Now he’s no longer quick. He’s not the only one. I’ve seen it happen to quite a few others too. They are still good bowlers, but the pace is not there and they don’t create as much havoc as they should,” Holding explained.
He praised Dale Steyn but said the South African may not last long due to excessive cricket.
“Yeah, he’s best fast bowler that’s around. He’s fantastic. But he’s playing so much cricket, how much is he going to last?” he said. (PTI)