From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

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    Rhythm Cornered Tiger

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    Hopefully it continues, inshaAllah.

    He needs to develop an inswinger to whatever extent to succeed in the SC.
     
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    Read this the other day and it was a great read!

    You always hear how you have to be born a fast bowler but Wahab has busted that to a slight extent on in the sense that he wasn't ever a true quick, in fact he was moulded into one, goes to show with the correct training, you can kick it up a notch.

    Though it's interesting read about Aaqib's influence, usually you just hear about how he supposedly destroyed bowlers and ruined actions, yet Wahab and Anwar Ali (a while ago) credit him with their 'development', maybe he was a 50/50 coach or something :thinking.

    On Wahab, Mashallah a great work ethic and with his head screwed on now, it'll be great to watch him in the next couple of years he has, though peeps must remain calm and not jump down his throat when he has the bad spray gun day, which will be inevitable with him.

    In Shaa Allah, he goes from strength to strength now!
     
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    1137moiz Tracer Bullet

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    Choi Saab Aaqib's a very decent coach imho, I've read lots of positive stuff about him from younger players. One or two failures don't define his coaching career
     
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    Wahab already had the fast twitch muscles. His body took longer to adjust because he started so late. It is not hearsay, it is a fact. Not everybody can be a sprinter and same goes for fast bowling. 'Fast twitch' is key. Anybody born with fast twitch muscles with a strong build(for durability), with the right training can become a genuine quick over time.

    Unlike sprinting, fast twitch muscles in the legs aren't necessary for fast bowling. A fast arm with a strong upper-body will do. Starc and Johnson are perfect examples.

    Being loose-limbed(flexible) helps as well - for easy arm rotation without putting extra strain on your body.
     
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    Wahab loses quite a bit of pace because of his collapsing footblock and wrist breaking. Had he been coached in Australia, he'd be even faster. They understand the science behind sports well.

    The fact he can generate 150ks with so many flaws is a testament to his natural ability. Strong bloke.
     

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