West Indian pace legend Courtney Andrew Walsh verbalized there would be no other versatile pace bowling partnership coming up in cricket like the one with him and Curtly Ambrose.
In an interview with PTI, Walsh said, “You are not going to get bowlers like me and Curtly anymore because we are long gone.”
“The new generation will create its own stuff, bring its own technique. When I played, I used what Wesley Hall and Andy Roberts taught me. It keeps evolving. If you can get those senior players to pass on their tips and use it with what is happening now, you will only be a better bowler,” he said.
But the 55 year old Bangladesh pace bowling coach denied that the art of pace bowling has been diminishing in any way despite the aggression of T20 cricket all over the world.
“All aspects of the game are evolving. So, I don’t think fast bowling is on the decline. You just have to combine the old school fast bowling with the new stuff that is happening now to keep improving your game,” he said.
“We had slower balls, slower yorkers, and quicker yorkers back in the day also. Technology is showing it (variations) more now,” he said.
“It is good for the game with those variations coming but still you got to manage the consistency and strike the right balance between old-school fast bowling and current day innovations. It is always going to be a challenge,” Walsh said.