Mumbai: A forthright Michael Holding on Saturday 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 here today.
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.
The Jamaican pointed out that players spend a long time at the gym to get fit but are not running enough. "I was chatting with Sudhir Naik about all the theory that's going into fast bowling and stuff like bio-mechanics and everything. They are still breaking down. There is too much theory. Going into the gym is great but some of them over do the gym. They need to do more running and less gym."
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