They called him “Jadugar”. The magician who changed the career of bowling.
With his smooth mane, sharp eyes and keen technical mind, Bharat Arun left his mark as an Indian bowling coach from 2014 to the end of 2021, only nine months in between. time.
Allen has close ties with former head coach Ravi Shastri. He said: “Ravi gave you freedom. He trusts you and never looks back at you. But there is no shortcut.”
When asked about the greatest legacy of the Virat Kohli-Shastri combine harvester, Allen replied: “A fearless approach and honesty. We never look for a scapegoat. You need to be honest with your performance to become a better team. Good team.”
Speaking of the unforgettable conquests during his tenure, he said: “We won the test in Johannesburg, the back-to-back test series in Australia, and the last test series in England. We played very well. This team The team has been number one in the world for a long time. It’s so satisfying.”
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Regarding the evolution of Jasprit Bumrah, Arun said: “Before the 2018 South Africa tour, Ravi and Virat chatted with me. We wanted to choose Bumrah for the test series, even though he lacked first-class experience.”
Arun elaborated: “Of course, Virat has the job of persuading the selector. Bumrah was selected. The rest is history.”
Allen said that Bumrah would like to be a test game pitcher. “In my conversation with him, he was full of desire for cricket matches. He didn’t want to be called a limited bowler.”
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Allen explained: “And he has all the qualities, unique and difficult to provoke movements, speed, bounce, swing and annoying short shots.”
Regarding Mohamed Shami, Allen said: “He has the best seam position in cricket today. The challenge is to make him more stable. He did this.”
Regarding Ishant Sharma’s strong return, Arun said: “Ishant did not let the batsman play a role. We had to change the angle of his shooting point and let the batsman hit him. Once this happened, he started looking for an advantage.”
Regarding the thorny issue of choosing between R. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja on a foreign tour, Arun said: “It’s about the balance of the team. There are no other factors. Ashwin is now healthier than ever. He bowls. It’s beautiful, and there are still many years left.”
Allen said that Jadeja’s batting ability, his tight spin bowling and his energetic energy instillation are also valuable. “It is a difficult decision to choose between them on the seam field.”
Arun said that Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar must work hard to regain their rhythm.
When talking about the appointment of Rahul Dravid as the Indian coach, Allen said: “He is the best candidate for the job. He has all the qualities.”
His plan includes working with the IPL team and bringing coaches to the grassroots level.