Former Pakistan spinner Abdur Rehman believes that legendary cricketers like Anil Kumble and Muttiah Muralitharan wouldn’t have fared well in modern-day cricket.
“I think he (Kumble) would have got hit if he was bowling now. Because he was not a big turner of the ball. It used to skid. In modern day cricket, the pace with which it is played, the line and length that he used to have he would have got hit. Even Muralitharan would have been hit. During his time also he got hit. But Saeed Ajmal would not have got hit now because of the variety he had,” Rehman said on the Nadir Ali Podcast.
Chahal is not Lambe Race ka Ghoda: Rehman
“In their condition, all pitches turn. When there is a flat pitch, then they get exposed on occasions. Jadeja was a poor bowler when he came in but under MS Dhoni’s captaincy he imporved so much that he is world no. 1. In all formats, he is doing well. Chahal can be hit easily. He is not a big turner of the ball, there is no force. It does not seem like he can turn red ball cricket; maybe in shorter formats he can be successful. My point of view is that he is not lambe race ka ghoda,” Rehman added.