Shami is going to thrive under Kohli: Akhtar


India are now hosting a three-match Test series with South Africa.

Ahead of the second Test, Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun addressed the media. Also if you look the way number 8th wicket and 9th wicket stand and the last wicket too, the kind of resistance they showed they are up for it and I thought it was purely magnificent spell by Shami that put us back in the game. He said that playing domestic cricket, where the wickets are generally flat, has helped Indian quicks to develop the skills to reverse the ball. Mohammed Shami, bowling his first spell after the Lunch rupture, was on the label with his first ball as he stumbled on the within fringe of Dane Piedt's bat and the ball went straight onto the stumps. Indian pacer Mohammad Shami was under the spot light as he claimed five wickets in the fourth innings to restrict the Proteas for just 191 runs. Shami's bowls at slightly back of a length which the likes of Faf du Plessis or any other foreign batsman is perennially conditioned to hang back on the backfoot or leave the ball on length. Dane Piedt was the highest scorer for South Africa in the second innings with 56 runs while Muthusamy smashed a 49-run knock. That is nearly 67 percent, making him such an asset on low and slow tracks of India, as South Africa found out in Vizag Test. "I am very happy for him", said the 44-year-old. "For a bowler to be successful, he needs to learn how to reverse the ball and that's where our domestic cricket contributes a lot", Arun added. Sometimes the outfield is also not great.

Kohli said that the bowlers had it tougher in the match and that he would like the SG balls to do more.

Pune: The current Indian bowling attack has been lethal for a considerable length of time and coach Bharat Arun is happy that his wards have nullified the pitch factor with their incredible skill set and consistency.

The bowling coach also said that team management doesn't make any influence on preparing pitches. If you get reverse swing, but if you don't get the line right, you will not get a wicket. "To be a good number one team in the world, any conditions that come your way, you got to accept and say these are home conditions", Arun told reporters.

"When we go overseas, we hardly look at the wicket".