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Chucking a result of faulty action from junior level: Sekhar
12th September 2016
Oversight from coaches in early stages of career often result in bowlers with faulty action resulting which they are called by umpires for chucking.
Ex-Indian pacer T. A. Sekhar, who is now a bowling consultant to the Bengal team under Vision 2020 project, stressed on the role of the coaches of the junior teams in shaping up careers of bowlers.
"At the junior level its not only about winning a tournament. It is about producing players who would play for India for a longer tenure. I think the coaches in U-16 and U-19 teams should keep a hawk eye on the bowling actions of these young bowlers. Those who are chucking should be told in their early stages and have their action rectified. Sometimes oversight leads to faulty actions, which later prove career altering,” he said, when asked why so many bowlers across the world at international level are called for chucking.
Talking about the current crop of junior players, he said: "There are lot of bowlers doing well. I don’t want to name any one in particular. I can see a lot of talent in the bowlers. I believe within a couple of years Bengal will produce more bowlers playing at international level."
Talking about Md Shami and Ashok Dinda, Sekhar said, "Shami recovered from a career ending knee injury. A lot of fast bowlers wouldn’t have made this. And BCCI is also looking after their performance in the domestic level cricket. And Dinda, I would say, is also doing well and will keep doing well in the future”.
Sekhar praised the Vision 2020 project and said: “The vision 2020 camp is obviously a positive step taken by the CAB. This will definitely help the Bengal team for the future. The bowlers are bowling quite consistently in the net. I hope this will give a positive result. I always believe fitness is the key to success and sometimes it is more important than talent".

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