The world of cricket will continue to benefit from the knowledge of Warne: Bangar
Bombay, April 15 (SocialNews.XYZ) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) head coach Sanjay Bangar believes late spin magician Shane Warne was one of the few cricketers who had the “flair” to pass on his wisdom to the next generation, adding that all wrist players around the world, whoever it is. would have interacted with him, would have been “deeply impacted” by the advice of the legendary cricketer.
Bangar, who played 12 Tests and 15 ODIs and scored prolifically in first-class cricket as well as taking 300 wickets as a right-arm pace setter, said Warne will continue to play a ‘huge role’ in how wrist spinners will shape in the future.
“Shane Warne was definitely a champion cricket player. I’ve seen a lot of his videos where he was talking about leg bowling. Purely about a great player understanding his craft, having a flair for imparting that wisdom he had, to the other generation, it’s a quality that very few players have,” said Bangar.
Paying tribute to Warne, who died of a suspected heart attack in Thailand last month where he was on holiday, Bangar told RCB Bold Diaries that “I’m pretty sure every wrist in the world, whoever would have interacted with him, whoever somehow tried to emulate him, learn his skills, was deeply touched by his presence I’m pretty sure Shane Warne will continue to play a major role in how wrist spinners will shape the way cricket would evolve in a few years too.”
Sridharan Sriram, RCB’s spin bowling coach added that Warne was still ahead of the game.
“He was always ahead of the game. He was always talking about how he was going to play in the rough. He started really wide and he got into the batter’s mindset, forcing him to bring his pads forward. He would get the ball stump by stump and then kick it off the leg. He had that knack for setting up batters and he was always talking about a 4-5 process,” Sriram said of the 52-year-old Warne.
“He never said I was getting the batter out of that ball. He was saying he expected the batter to be out 3-4 overs later. That’s how he approached his craft. It’s so sad to see that a tactical genius like him is no longer with us today. The amount of knowledge he passed on to the next generation, just means the unquantifiable loss that the next generations will have to bear,” he said. he adds.