Of Fletcher's tips to Unadkat, CD of 'SD-248' and biryani
Team India coach Duncan Feltcher is so impressed with left-arm seamer Jaydev Unadkat that he believes the Saurashtra pacer can achieve greater heights.
With Ashish Nehra no longer in the scheme of things, RP Singh’s career graph on the decline, Unadkat is turning out to be India’s bowling future.
May be that is the reason the veteran Zimbabwean is spending quality time with the young Saurashtra left-arm seamer.
"Fletcher was very impressed with Unadkat's bowling in Zimbabwe and is devoting a lot of time on him.
"Even after the customary nets session, Fletcher spends a one-on-one time with the young lad. He is showing him the proper wrist position to get more swing, how to use crease, etc.
"Unadkat's disciplined approach has also caught Fletcher's attention," a member of the support staff revealed.
Image: Jaydev Unadkat
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A collector's item called 'SD-248'
Shikhar Dhawan's epic 248 in a List A match is still the talk of the town and the tam's manager, Subir Ganguly, is a "proud owner" of a CD which has that innings.
"Since the match wasn't shown live on any South African channel, the only option was to get a CD from our video analyst as this is a collector's item.
"What the few of us were witness to that day was special and unforgettable. I can proudly say that a CD of Shikhar's 248 is in my possession. And I am certainly not sharing it with anyone," said Ganguly.
Image: Shikhar Dhawan
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It's biryani over fish and chips
Cricket South Africa has roped in a few Indian chefs who are trying to cater to the taste buds of India's players.
"The players gorge on chicken and mutton biryani, but it's not easy to arrange them in large quantities. At times, we see guys like Raina and Dhawan sharing food with some of the newer guys.
"In Pretoria, there is an India restaurant which the players often call up to order some roti and subzi when they get tired of fish and chips," said manager Ganguly.
Image: Suresh Raina
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