Ishant Sharma is quickly becoming a premier fast bowler in the world and most of this is because his length is so much fuller than the man he is succeeding, Javagal Srinath.

Even he agreed many times that he needed to be a bit fuller in length, but for some reason, Srinath ended up hitting the deck closer to himself than to the batsman. By the time he developed the patience for bowling full, his career was beginning to end with age and injury.

Ishant’s rise is an ode to the Mysore speedster. The project to find a genuine quick bowler that started with Srinath has borne fruit with Sharma.

Ishant at Perth

Srinath collection

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