There are more than half a dozen leggies in domestic cricket with potential to play for India: Amit Mishra
He sighted the example of Yuzvendra Chahal and himself being the most successful Indian bowlers in the history of IPL.
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Former Indian cricketer and leg spinner Amit Mishra has quirked that the country is blessed with tremendous young leg spinners, who will be representing India on the biggest stage very soon. The 40-year-old is also open to training young and upcoming leg spinners who require his help.
Amit Mishra, who last featured for India in 2017, recently represented Haryana in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. Mishra reckoned that leg spinners are an asset to any team, not just in red-ball cricket, but also in the shorter formats of the game. He sighted the example of Yuzvendra Chahal and himself being the most successful Indian bowlers in the history of IPL.
“Earlier, people thought that the utility of leg spin was diminishing with the advent of T20 cricket. But they have been completely proved wrong. Leg spin is not just effective in Test cricket, but it’s equally effective in limited-overs cricket. Just look at the IPL. I being a leg spinner, along with Yuzvendra Chahal are the two most successful Indian bowlers in IPL history. So why not have more opportunities for the leg spinners in all formats of the game,” Mishra told Indian Express after a coaching session with budding leg spinners.
I am very happy to train any young leg spinner who comes up to me for help: Mishra
The veteran cricketer is showing no signs of slowing and hopes to continue playing domestic cricket for at least a couple of years. Apart from plying his trade in domestic cricket, he has been keeping a keen eye on budding spinners in the country who have the potential to represent India. He is also open to helping out young and upcoming leg spinners in the country.
“India has a big pool of leg spinners. We have quality spinners in domestic cricket. I do not want to take names but there are more than half a dozen leggies, who have the potential to get into the Indian side. I am very happy to train any young leg spinner who comes up to me for help,” Mishra added.