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Former Pakistan spinner Abdur Rehman believes that legendary cricketers like Anil Kumble and Muttiah Muralitharan would not have fared properly in modern-day cricket. Rehman, who represented Pakistan in 22 Assessments, 31 ODIs and eight T20Is, talked about that they’d have leaked numerous runs and solely Saeed Ajmal might have succeeded.
Speaking for Kumble, Rehman acknowledged that the leg-spinner was not a giant turner of the ball, and thus, batters might have picked him up properly within the trendy period. Nonetheless, in relation to Ajmal, he thinks that the 45-year-old has numerous variations below his belt, and thus, gamers would have had issues coping with him.
“I feel he (Kumble) would have gotten hit if he was bowling now. As a result of he was not a giant turner of the ball. It used to skid. In modern-day cricket, the tempo with which it’s performed, the road and size that he used to have he would have gotten hit. Even Muralitharan would have been hit. Throughout his time additionally he obtained hit. However Saeed Ajmal wouldn’t have gotten hit now due to the variability he had,” Rehman mentioned on the Nadir Ali Podcast.
Chahal shouldn’t be a lambe race horse: Rehman
Whereas speaking about India’s spinners lately, Rehman acknowledged that Ravindra Jadeja has improved quite a bit since his preliminary days, whereas Chahal has did not show himself up to now. The 43-year-old acknowledged that the leg-spinner tends to get hit simply and that he’s not a participant to be relied upon.
“Of their situation, all pitches flip. When there’s a flat pitch, then they get uncovered on events. Jadeja was a poor bowler when he got here in however below MS Dhoni’s captaincy he improved a lot that he’s world no. 1. In all codecs, he’s doing properly. Chahal could be hit simply. He isn’t a giant turner of the ball, there is no such thing as a drive. It does not seem to be he can flip crimson ball cricket; perhaps in shorter codecs he could be profitable. My viewpoint is that he’s not a lambe race horse,” Rehman added.
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