IPL desk in Mumbai 07 March 2012 - 12:40pm IST
I’ve matured as a bowler: Dinda
Paceman keen to impress for PWI at IPL 2012
Dinda finds he has matured as a bowler in the past few seasons and feels more equipped to handle the challenges that international cricket poses.
"I have learned to control my swing. Earlier, I was too happy to bowl bouncers but now I know the importance of bowling fuller length deliveries. Also, I have practiced with a shorter run-up as it helps to get the ball zip off the turf – something Ajit Agarkar has done well over the years," he was quoted as saying.
The former Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils bowler also credits Eric Simons, India’s previous bowling coach, for helping him improve as a bowler.
"When I was with Delhi Daredevils last year, it was [Eric] Simmons who told me to bowl aiming at a single stump. I did practice for long hours and that helped me hit a consistent length throughout the season," he said.
Now with the Pune Warriors franchise, Dinda revealed he had the backing of Sourav Ganguly and that the former India skipper always wanted him in his side.
"I wasn't surprised as Dadi [Sourav Ganguly] had told me that he wants me in Pune Warriors. He has been a constant source of encouragement for me this season. Having someone of his stature on the field means that your mistakes are pointed out quite easily and one can take corrective measures," Dinda revealed.