Pollock's method of preparing batsmen

Apr 12, 2012, 13:30 IST | A Correspondent

Shaun Pollock may have taken the role of mentor-cum-bowling coach with the Mumbai Indians, but the urge to bowl is still quite evident in the former South African legendary pacer.

The former Proteas captain was seen bowling for nearly 25 minutes in the nets to Mumbai Indians batters before the start of their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium yesterday. Pollock, who was known for his immaculate accuracy, maintained his line and length even now. It must have given some very valuable practice to the MI batsmen.

Shaun Pollock

What an irony!
IT is ironical that Brad Hogg, who was on commentary duty for the host broadcaster in the last edition of the Indian Premier League, is now slugging out in the middle donning Rajasthan Royals jersey. The former Australian spinner, who got his first game of the fifth IPL yesterday against Mumbai Indians, was in red hot form. He first surprised Rohit Sharma (21) and then ripped through the defence of dangerous Richard Levi (29). Probably the oldest in the ongoing IPL, the 41-year-old was surely the toast of Wankhede last night.

Spyder cam
The spyder cameras which received some flak from the cricketers during the last IPL, had no issues whatsoever yesterday at the Wankhede Stadium. The spyder camera did not come in the way of any fieldsmen and maintained its height much above the ground level. In the last season, spyder cameras were criticised by several cricketers for being an obstruction in the match. 

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