Use high arm action, Bedi tells Monty

Published: Thursday, August 2, 2007, 0:27 [IST]
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London:Monty Panesar has got a word of advice from his mentor Bishen Singh Bedi who wants him to bowl from a higher arm action in order to be more effective.

Panesar, whose action resembles Bedi's, has had a good outing against the Indians so far in the tour taking six wickets till now.

But the former Indian spin wizard has found a technical hitch in the action of his prodigy.

''I've noticed one slight technical hitch, however - he's a tall fellow, and he should be releasing the ball at 7ft tall not 6. He's bending both his knees at the time of release, but his front leg needs to brace so that his body weight is on one leg, not both,'' Bedi was quoted by the Telegraph.

Bedi who took 266 wickets in 67 Tests for India added: ''He's not quite transferring his weight properly. If he learns to do that better he will bowl from his full height, with even better control and balance.''

The 'Sikh of Tweak' has grown in stature after his first tour to India and has emerged as England's frontline bowler, taking 71 wickets in 19 test matches and breaking into the top 10 bowlers in Test matches.

Commenting on the meteoric rise of Panesar, the former Indian captain said, ''Monty's coming on really well - he knows his craft.''


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