Fannie De Villiers offers to take up bowling mentor role with Team India

Sunday, January 23, 2011

JOHANNESBURG - Former South African fast bowler Fannie De Villiers has said if the post is offered to him he would consider accepting the role of bowling mentor to the Indian team.

When asked whether he will agree if he was offered the post of the bowling coach for India, De Villiers said: “Well, I don’t think I shall be able to be with them around the year, but I can definitely be a consultant for the Indian team.”

“I want to introduce a system through which the budding stars can start bowling 140kmph within six months.”

“I need to have a group of coaches through which I’ll impart training regularly and they will start winning matches for India,” he added.

The 46-year-old further said that bowling at 140kmph is an art, which the Indian bowlers lack.

“The Indian fast bowlers who have bowled in this tour are talented, but they do not know how to bowl real fast and swing it simultaneously,” the Gulf News quoted De Villiers, as saying.

“You need to know how to generate pace and bounce from the wicket and should be able to bounce the batsmen out,” he added. (ANI)

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