Last Update on: May 3rd, 2023 at 01:53 pm
Wasim Akram, one of the best left-arm pacers in cricket history, has disclosed the main cause of fast bowlers’ repeated injuries. According to Akram, who played pace for Pakistan for almost 17 years, the more you bowl, the less likely you are to get injured.
Some may find this statement counterintuitive, as most people believe that over-bowling causes injuries in fast bowlers. However, Akram claims that under-bowling causes injuries because it puts too much strain on the body when the bowlers do get to bowl.
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With players like Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer suffering from ongoing injuries, several of the key players’ fitness records have come under scrutiny. Bumrah is already out of the IPL and is in a tight window to recover in time for the ODI World Cup. The likelihood of Shreyas playing in the forthcoming ODI series against Australia and the IPL has been seriously questioned.
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Sports injuries are a typical occurrence, particularly in cricket where players must exhaust themselves over the course of arduous matches. However, Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer’s ongoing injuries have alarmed both team management and fans alike. Bumrah’s injury has already forced him to withdraw from the IPL, and with the crucial ODI World Cup just around the corner, the progress of his recuperation is being eagerly watched.
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“Nowadays first bowlers are not used for long bowling”- Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram, a former Pakistani cricketer and cricket analyst, has disclosed the main reason behind Indian Pacers’ reoccurring injuries. According to Akram, in modern-day cricket, fast bowlers are not utilized for long bowling sessions in nets, which limits their exposure to continuous physical activity and makes them more prone to injury.
“There are some things in fast bowling, whether it is 100 years from now, whether you take it now, it is the same, the more you bowl, the less likely you are to get injured,” Wasim Akram said in a conversation win Sportskeeda.
“Nowadays fast bowlers are not used for long bowling, if they want to remain injury-free then net bowling will have to be prolonged. You can’t expect your bowling muscles to be strong by just bowling 3-4 overs in the nets” Wasim Akram added.
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Wasim Akram, widely considered as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, represented Pakistan in 104 Tests and 356 One-Day Internationals. He took 414 Test wickets and 502 One-Day International wickets.
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