Warne thinks of an academy for spinners in India

May 1st, 2008 - 12:30 am ICT by admin  


Jaipur, April 30 (IANS) Impressed with the quality of spinners in India, Shane Warne is contemplating opening an academy for spinners in India. “India has some fine spinners all over the country,” Warne said.

“Even those spinners who help us out in the nets here are of good quality. Someday, I would not mind opening an academy for spinners in India. If there could be an academy for fast bowlers in India, why not a similar academy for spin bowlers?” he said.

Warne, currently here to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the coach and captain of Rajasthan Royals has been keenly observing the Indian spinners playing for various teams in the tournament.

“In India, you find spinners in plenty. From my team, I can say that (Ravindra) Jadeja and (Yousuf) Pathan are excellent players. I had talk with (Piyush) Chawla that day. He was disappointed that he could not bowl much. Now he is doing well. I am also looking forward to watch Murali Kartik Thursday,” he said.

Warne, with three consecutive victories in IPL, said they never considered themselves underdogs and his team has the potential to reach the semi-finals.

“We never called ourselves as underdogs, the media did it. We believe we have a very good squad that can reach the semifinals. There are still 10 games to go and expectations are high now.”

“Our team is a nice blend of experience and youth. Our slogan is simple; attack, attack and attack. I want to show the world what the young players can do.”

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