Former Australian pacer Brett Lee has urged skipper Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid to shield young fast bowler Arshdeep Singh from too much advice. The young left-arm pacer has played a lot of cricket since bursting into the international scene after his superlative performance for the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in IPL 2022.
Arshdeep has cemented his place in India’s T20I side since making his debut in July earlier this year. He was also one of the standout bowlers in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, returning with 10 wickets in six matches. He recently made his ODI debut against New Zealand.
However, Brett Lee seemed concerned with the overdose of advice coming Arshdeep Singh’s way. The former World Cup winner asked the Indian think tank to protect the youngster. Speaking on his YouTube channel, Lee said:
“Very often teams don’t know what to do with these young and breakout stars. We have seen it before when young players get involved and advices from players, TV, commentators, at the hotel. Every man means well but very often, too much advice can be counter-productive.”
“So, I think Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma have the responsibility to shield Arshdeep Singh from this overdose of advice,” he added.
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“Do not over-gym” – Brett Lee’s message for Arshdeep Singh
Brett Lee also gave Arshdeep a few inputs to remain injury free. With too much cricket played these days, players have suffered frequent injury concerns, which has cut short their careers.
“As someone who has played a few matches, I believe I am pretty qualified to pass him my thoughts. I have got a couple of little things that I believe can help Arshdeep with his action and take more wicket.
“My first advice to Arshdeep would be that people often say that a fast bowler should get to the gym, and bulk. We hear they want him to bulk up, be strong. Now strong can be strong in the mind. I would say do not over-gym,” he said.
“Lightweight, high repetitions, don’t worry about the beach muscles, if you want to do that, it won’t help you bowl fast,” Lee concluded.
Arshdeep Singh will be next seen in action during the third and final ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch on Wednesday, November 30.