Donald willing to help SA to beat Aussies

Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 14:19 [IST]
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JDonaldohannesburg: South Africa Cricket legend Allan Donald has offered his help to the Proteas in their quest to beat world champions Australia later this year.

Donald, who is returning to the country after a stint as bowling coach at Warwickshire, said he was keen to chat to coach Mickey Arthur about helping the side.

We would have stayed here in England, but my wife and kids wanted to return home to South Africa," Donald told Afrikaans Sunday newspaper Sondag. "I can understand it. They are happy, and how can't they be in South Africa,"

Donald spent part of last year as England's bowling coach and although he turned down a full-time offer to be with his family, he is now prepared to help his home country ahead of their home and away series against Australia.

Donald said he understood there may be people who held grudges when he took a position as bowling coach for England, but asked those to put these differences aside.

"I understand that I have to stand in line to help and sometimes I think I obviously upset some people," he said.

"But I believe there is light at the end of the tunnel and I really want to help them out."


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