TAIT WORRIES

The Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait has said that overstepping has always been a big worry for him, but, he has worked hard on it recently and he is looking forward to bowling some good spells in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

Tait plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL. He hasn’t been given too many playing chances by the Royals team management so far.

When asked what it takes to become a good T20 bowler, Tait said, “you have to be accurate in T20s. You can’t afford to miss your length even slightly. You have to bowl full and fast and then, try to sneak in a bouncer or a slower ball. Those are good surprise weapons.”

“Also, in T20s, you can’t bowl wide and no balls. Especially, to bowl a no ball is a big mistake these days because the batting side gets the free hit.”

“I always have had this issue of bowling no balls, but, recently, I have worked on it. Hopefully, in this year’s IPL, I will not be bowling too many no balls.”

After Australia’s disastrous performance in the test series against India, people are saying that things need to be rectified in Australia’s domestic system. Tait also seemed to have the same opinion.

When he was asked about that, he said, “I can only point out one drawback in Australia’s domestic system. The domestic teams back home leave out the senior players too early and that’s something which is not good. If a youngster comes into the team, he needs 4-5 senior guys around him. Only then, he will learn quickly. So, we need to make sure that the senior players remain in the team for a bit longer.”

When asked if he is enjoying playing under Rahul Dravid, Tait said, “Oh yes. He is a legend and one of the most humble guys that you will ever meet. He is such a terrific guy to talk to. I am really happy to be playing under him.”