Indian Premier League: Here's what original mystery spinner Paul Adams said about Shivil Kaushik!
Emergence of the 20-year-old Kaushik created a huge buzz.
New Delhi: Ever since Gujarat Lions' spinner Shivil Kaushik made his Indian Premier league debut, his bowling action has drawn comparisons with Paul Adams.
The former South African spinner was known for his unorthodox bowling action and no bowler in international cricket has since come close to bowling like him.
Hence, the emergence of the 20-year-old Kaushik created a huge buzz.
However, Gogga has some solid career advice for the Indian chinaman.
Speaking to Mid-Day, Adams said that once the mystery wears off, Kaushik will have to bowl consistently to pick up wickets at the highest level.
“I have heard about Kaushik. He has used his uniqueness and turned it into a positive.
“It’s been about a decade since I last played and there will be a lot of players out there who would never have seen it (an unusual action) before. It will be nice to have a chat with him and hear about his journey.
“He is a mysterious bowler because of his different action. Most players don’t get to face that type of bowling, so it takes time to read what the bowler is trying to do. His bowling action is unusual. Facing something different will always be tough. He needs to become consistent. So my advice to him would be, ‘the mystery will wear off and you will need to have plans and understand the best way to take wickets with what you’ve got’.”
“The fact that batsmen were more worried about the action than watching the ball was an advantage for me. I would like to wish him all the best and hope to meet him someday.”