Subject: Re: medium fast or fast medium
Date: 10 Apr 1997 22:33:55 GMT
Maghin Tamilarasan asks:
Sorry, my mail editor garbled the formatting last time. Hopefully it will
work this ime around.
>I was wondering how exactly bowlers are classified as being medium fast,
>fast medium or fast? Is it just on the speed at which they bowl? If so
>which is faster, medium fast or fast medium, and also, who works out how
>fast they are bowling?
>If you could enlighten me as to the above I would be grateful.
Well this classification is what I call "country dependent". As you will
see the terms mean quite different things in India.
In Descending order of speed:
Rest of the World
Extinct after Mohammed Nissar.
2. Medium Fast Great,
stupendous, scorching, unequalled,
future Hotel owner, columnist, god, MP, will
date starlets and marry industrilaist's daughter
Deadly, lethal, fierce, match winner,
Future captain, Miandad's favorite target
4. Fast Medium Genuine
***, deadly seamer,
potential match winner, future selector,
will marry a model/actress.
5. Military Medium
Potential genuine ***, honest to
goodness trier, future captain,UAE Coach,
flunkey to future MP,
will be linked
to failed starlets.
6. Fast/Flat spinner
Evolving Paceman, thinking bowler, Bengal
Ranji Captain, full time
Yes man, future
manager, will write many articles/a book
acknowledging debt to SMG/Kapil.
7. Failed county/shell shield bowler nagging,
accurate, penetrative...will set a world
FC record against J & K, will help Arun Lal
beat Gaekwad's record. Future Cong-I fund
Madan lal, Suru Nayak, Eknath Solkar,
Kulkarni, TA Shekar,God help us all.
BTW Denniss lillee at various times in his career has passed through most
of categories 1 to 7 (on the left). It is rumored though that Miandad,
Zaheer Abbas and Co. continued to prefer the Ghavris and Chetan Sharmas.
ravi (with 5 more Mohalis we would have a team of Dravids and Srinaths
that could take the battle to any world test side while just one more
Dalmiya will send us to the bottom with UAE) aron.