‘He didn’t get the credit he deserved’ – Shaun Pollock picks nine best pacers across generations
Pollock picked two Pakistan pacers in his list.
Updated - Apr 18, 2020 11:21 am
Shaun Pollock, the former South African cricketer is enjoying his time with his family while in quarantine due to Coronavirus outbreak. The 46-year-old was recently involved in a podcast with Michael Holding, the former player from West Indies. During the chat, he picked the pacers that he felt were amazing across all the generations. In the meantime, he took the name of a former Indian bowler, who never got the credit in his perception.
The 46-year-old himself was a great seaming all-rounder as he led South Africa to some memorable and crucial wins during his illustrious career. He was known for bowling with a disciplined line and length that used to make it difficult for the batsmen to score runs against him. Overall in his illustrious career, he scored more than 7000 runs and grabbed 829 wickets across all the formats.
After Michale Holding, now Shaun Pollock picks best pacers across the generations
Firstly, Shaun Pollock took the name of Javagal Srinath, who took 315 wickets in white-ball cricket and 236 wickets in red-ball cricket. As per the 46-year-old, the former Indian pacer never got the credit for what he did for Team India, “I thought India’s Javagal Srinath didn’t get the credit he deserved.” the 46-year-old former Proteas all-rounder said in a podcast conducted by Skysports.
He also picked Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, Glenn McGrath, and Brett Lee in his list of the best bowlers across all the generations, “In my era, you had great combinations like Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis for Pakistan and Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh for West Indies. Australia had Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee. You now have James Anderson and Stuart Broad in this era.” he added.
Pollock also heaped praises for the former West Indies pacer Malcolm Marshall. Pollock felt that he was lucky to meet the legendary bowler in the early phase of his career. According to him, it was Marshall, who forced him to think fast bowling quite differently from the other bowlers, “Marshall was next level and I was lucky enough to meet him early in my career as it made me think about fast bowling in a completely different way,” he opined.