Sunil Joshi applies for the job of bowling coach, says India needs a spinning expert
NEW DELHI: former Indian spinner Sunil Joshi He has requested the work of the national team's bowling coach with the belief that the team led by Virat Kohli needs a spinning expert.
The Indian team has not had a spinning consultant since Anil Kumble, who was actually the head coach before leaving office after the final defeat of the 2017 Champions Trophy after serious differences with Kohli.
Yes, I have applied (for bowling trainer). After a fruitful two and a half year season with Bangladesh, I am ready for the next challenge. India has not had a specialized spinning coach for a while and I hope that wherever my experience is, Joshi told PTI.
If you see, most international teams have specialists as part of their support staff. Either a bowling coach or spinning coach. The Indian team also needs one. It is the need of the hour, no matter if it is me or someone else, said the 49-year-old man, whose period with Bangladesh ended with the World Cup.
Before training the international team and the Ranji Trophy, Joshi has played alongside the greats of India. Cricket between 1996 and 2001. He took 41 wickets in 15 tests with an average of 35.85 and 69 scalps in the same amount of ODI at 36.36. The unconditional Karnataka also has 615 first-class wickets in his name in 160 games at 25.12.
Talking more about the role of a spin coach, Joshi said: "If any team thinks that it does not need a spin coach, then the mindset is wrong. In international Cricket , if you don't mature fast enough as a spinner, you will be found out, you have to keep improving your skills and guile."
While Joshi was the spinning consultant for Bangladesh, West Indies legend Courtney Walsh guided the pacemakers. During his time with the subcontinental team, he worked hard with Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mossadek Hussain and Shakib Al Hasan, the undisputed star of the team's World Cup campaign.
Joshi was part of the support staff when Bangladesh defeated Australia for the first time in a Test, defeated the West Indies at home and away, but chose the team's strong performance in the World Cup as the highlight of its mandate.
Bangladesh did not reach the semifinals, but won many hearts with its brave performance.
Without a doubt, the highlight will be the 2019 World Cup. The way the spinners played and Shakib was simply amazing with the bat and the ball, Joshi said.