Sunil Joshi applies for bowling coach role, says India needs spin expert

Former India spinner Sunil Joshi has thrown in the hat for the role of Team India's bowling coach. He feels that every team should have a spin bowling expert and it is the need of the hour. Here is what he had to say
Sunil Joshi applies for bowling coach role, says India needs spin expertSunil Joshi applies for bowling coach role, says India needs spin expert
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Former India spinner Sunil Joshi has thrown in the hat for the national team bowling coach position with a firm belief that the team needs a spin bowling expert. He has worked with several Ranji Trophy sides and was part of the Bangladesh side as a spin bowling consultant during the ICC World Cup 2019. He has represented India in 15 Tests and picked up 41 wickets at an average of 35.85 and 69 wickets in as many ODIs at 36.36. In first-class cricket he has 615 wickets from 160 games.

On applying for the high-pressure job, the Karnataka stalwart said, "Yes, I have applied (for bowling coach). After a fruitful two and a half year stint with Bangladesh, I am ready for the next challenge. India have not had a specialist spin coach for a while and hopefully that is where my expertise will be considered. If you see, most international teams have specialists as part of their support staff. Be it a pace bowling coach or spin coach. The Indian team needs one. It is need of the hour, it does not matter whether it is me or someone else."

He also said, "If any team thinks that it does not need a spin coach, then the mindset is wrong. In international cricket, if you don't mature fast enough as a spinner, you will be found out, you have to keep improving your skills and guile."

Sunil Joshi played an important role with Bangladesh and guided spinners like Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mossadek Hussain and Shakib Al Hasan. Bangladesh's fearless brand of cricket throughout the ICC World Cup 2019 was praised by one and all though they did not make it to the knockout stages of the tournament.

Joshi feels that working with the Bangladesh side was one of the high points of his coaching career. He said, "The high point without a doubt will be the 2019 World Cup. The way the spinners bowled, and Shakib was amazing with both bat and ball."

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