Graeme Swann wants spin-less spinners to be banned – Cricket News
English bowler, Graeme Swann, says that a spinner must turn the bowl with full capacity and must be careful of line and length as well and who is unable to do all this, must not be allowed to come on the field.
The spinner, during an interview to an international news agency said, “They should be banished from the first-class game.” Swann gave the statement with special reference to the English spinners.
In a furious way, he uttered, “If you are a spinner, spin the ball. I have never, ever seen the point of bowling without trying to spin the ball.” Swann lashed out on the young spinners who have good stamina and marvellous skills, but are unable to spin
to the ball. In his view, this is the reason why these spinners fail in their professional careers. He said, “They have lovely control and land it nicely but do not try to turn it.”
The 32-year-old right-arm off-spinner, leads the English spin attack. With his stunning performance during the past few years, he has elevated to number two in the ICC Test rankings. He possesses great vigour to spin the ball on every pitch and is always
willing to take on any match situation.
Apart from holding a great name in English county cricket, Swann has also achieved great fame at the international level for his bowling. During his side’s failure in the ICC World Cup 2011 campaign, he bowled well and grabbed a number of wickets.
Swann expressed great admiration for the bowling actions of the cricket legends like Australian Shane Warne and Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan. Both of these legends’ bowling styles had been controversial, but they ruled over the game for a long period
of time. Swann was clear of his view, that spinning the ball, along with a good line and length is necessary for spinners, as it the prime way in which they are able to deceive quality batsman.
The English cricketer argues that spinners must keep polishing their skills and improve their stamina, instead of resting at their laurels. He thinks that every day is a new day and progress should be a slow and steady process. Talking about his career,
he said proudly, “I am certainly 10 times the bowler I was 10 years ago. The longer you play the game your body gets used to it.”
During the ICC World Cup 2011, the spinners out-stripped the pacers, with the top wicket-taker being a Pakistani spinner, Shahid Afridi. After a long period of time, most of the teams gave the new balls to the spinners during the tournament. The Indian spinner,
Yuvraj Singh, set up a new world record by taking a 5-wicket haul and scoring a fifty in the same match.