Melbourne, June 1: Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has urged Australian selectors to be patient with their spin bowlers.
Saqlain is currently in Australia on Cricket Australia (CA)’s invitation for a spin camp with 15 players at Brisbane’s Centre of Excellence.
“The legend Shane Warne is a big loss, but because of that these guys have a problem. He set the standard so high these spinners need more time to settle,” Fox Sports quoted Saqlain, as saying.
“Australian cricket has all the varieties (of spinners) but they have to have patience. Give them a proper chance and back the bowlers.”
“If you are backing the spinners they will perform very well. You can’t make a spinner in a day or a month,” he added.
Saqlain further said that he has been working with off-spinner Jason Krejza to help him make a comeback in the Test team.
“I have been trying to give him an idea on how to grab your place again in the national team – how to believe in yourself, how to train and come back,” Saqlain said.
Krejza is one of 10 spinners used since Warne’s retirement. (ANI)