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Problem lies with way spinners are handled back in Aus: Warne

Spin legend Shane Warne says there is a ‘problem’ with the way young Australian spinners are ‘handled’ at the domestic level and stresses on the importance of putting more emphasis on aggressive bowling. ‘I think the problem lies in what we expect from our young spin bowlers and the way they are handled at domestic level by their captains and coaches,’ Warne said.

‘The attitude should always be about taking wickets and not about economy rates: 4/100 off 25 overs is a good result and better than 2/60 off 25 overs,’ he added on the sidelines of the ongoing India-Australia Test series, in which the visiting spinners’ performances have not been up to the mark. Warne said it is not easy to be a wicket-taking and economical bowler at the same time. ‘I believe the expectations are too high and the young spinners are put under a lot of pressure to be both attacking wicket takers as well as tight economical bowlers, which is very hard to do,’ he was quoted as saying by a leading cricket website.
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