South Africa news August 13, 2010

Kumble to help SA's young spinners

Cricinfo staff

Anil Kumble, the former Indian legspinner, will be travelling to South Africa next week to take part in a coaching clinic with some of South Africa's up-and-coming spin bowlers in Johannesburg on Thursday. Kumble will be joined by fellow slow bowlers Paul Harris and Johan Botha as a host of young spinners receive first-hand coaching from one of Test cricket's leading wicket-takers.

The spin-bowling clinic, which will also be attended by Cricket South Africa's High Performance spinning coaches, Shafiek Abrahams, Harry Shapiro and Paul Adams, will run alongside the second CSA Annual Conference, which will take place from August 18 in Sandton.

"Anil Kumble is a living legend, and CSA is honoured that he has accepted our invitation to come out to South Africa and work with tomorrow's stars," said CSA chief executive Gerald Majola. "We will also invite some of our women cricketers, young batsmen and wicketkeepers who we believe will benefit from the experience.

"CSA is encouraged by the progress made by our High Performance team, and we are confident that this visit is going to boost the good work being done in the spinning department."

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  • Dummy4 on August 17, 2010, 11:18 GMT

    guys, kumble started his career as an fast bowler and later turned into an fast medium googly bowler as far as i am concerned or leg spinner to you people. @HiteshbhaiPatel i am an leg spinner and know how to bowl leg spin. so just shut the bloody f**k ok. i never commented on his commitment, he bowled with an broken jaw in a test match in WI. ARAVINDA DE SILVA once said that play kumble as an fast medium bowler not as leg spinner. if u people say that he has picked up 600 wkts with bowling googly's etc then call him an fast medium googly bowler not leg spinner. if u say him an leg spinner then what is the diff between warne, murali who spins the ball. i mean what i say...........

  • Matt on August 14, 2010, 8:22 GMT

    Prefer Warne over Kumble!

  • Nandakumar on August 14, 2010, 8:05 GMT

    I hope BCCI uses the service of Anil Kumble, should make him the coach of Indian Team.

  • V.L on August 14, 2010, 4:31 GMT

    @Venkata Subba Rao funny you say that coz last time I checked Kumble was the 3rd highest wicket taker in test cricket, next only to Murali and Warne!

  • hiteshbhai on August 14, 2010, 3:14 GMT

    Vebkat Subba Rao if your are as good as you are trying to put your opinion here you should be playing cricket instead of running your f ing mouth...i bet you cant even hold bat right......and about kumble he is a Gentleman......and a good human being .....Indian he is ....he still remembers what his teachers told him "knowledge the more you share the better you get"

  • SUBRAMANIAN on August 14, 2010, 1:51 GMT

    @ Mr.Rao : Sir check your tongue. Your commenting on India's greatest matchwinner than God Himself. No matter he turns ball or not, he took wickets, he had much variations, he had good googly, he suprised batsmen regularly, he bowled with heart out and fiercest competitor India had for long time. What else you need apart from mindblowing stats as a 3rd highest wickettaker in Cricket.

  • srinivas on August 13, 2010, 17:32 GMT

    a guy who cant turn pickin up 600 international test wickets....don kid me man....kumble is a true champion ....bowlers lik warne were god gifted ....but kumble is a man who had to work lik hell to earn each and every wicket...If u want real life inspirations THIS guy is one show that anyone can achieve greatness with committment and proper work ethics

  • Dummy4 on August 13, 2010, 13:49 GMT

    SA is very good at fast bowling and don't need kumble to train the youngsters. if someone from india should train young spinners in SA. it can be irfan pathan. kumble is a medium fast bowler and does not know to turn the ball even a millimeter. absolutely ridiculous..........

  • Sunil on August 13, 2010, 13:15 GMT

    More than the undeniable skills that Kumble possesed as a bowler,this is a sort of tribute to the man who while being one of crickets fiercest competitors,also set an example of being the thorough gentleman in a game of gentlemen.Old joke..If South Africa could produce half a spinner,the world rankings would be redefined.

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