Srinagar: Former Pakistan captain abd legendary left arm pacer Wasim Akram has given his golden advice to injury prone India pace bowlers.
Indian pacers, Jasprit Bumrah, Deepak Chahar and others have been struggling with back to back injuries over the years.
“Running has to be a massive part of a fast bowler’s workout. I went to the gym only in the final three years of my career. I played 10 seasons for Lancashire and would have played around 100-150 first-class games. Here you play these pacers two first-class games and they won’t get out of bed for six days. Their bodies are not used to it,” Akram told Sportskeeda.
“My advice would be to ensure that 2-3 days before a game, you bowl long spells in the nets for at least an hour. If you bowl just 3 overs then how do you expect your body muscles to remain ready for the game? Another advice I would give to youngsters is that focus on 4-day cricket as well. T20 cricket and IPL is here to stay. But when you play 4-day cricket, your pace will increase as you bowl long spells and chances of injury will be lesser,” he added.