> Venkatesh Prasad, the destroyer of Aamir Sohail's stumps in the '96
> Cup in Bangalore, probably one of the most satisfying wins for any
> fan retired today. I will always remember his leg-cutters and his
> hand raised vertically up when he got a wicket. But I'll never be
> figure out how someone who's 6'4" and was of pretty decent build was
> able to bowl faster.
Two words: Jacob Oram. I've often wondered how, with a build like his,
Oram generally bowls so slowly, but it's one of those things. Maybe
Prasad's shoulders or back wasn't strong enough. Maybe it was his
action. Maybe he was uncoordinated. (He looked very uncoordinated in NZ
in 1998/99, as well as useless, but that's another matter.)
I also think he did quite well on a tour of England once, but my memory
might be deceiving me.
P.S. Why are your thread orders messed up on google?