The Trinidadian, who is making a comeback of sorts after he was banned from bowling five months ago, was happy with the way things were slowly getting back on track. After all, it wasn’t easy to get back to prime with renewed home and a renewed action, agreed Narine. “If a bowler bowls with one action for 26 years then it is difficult to get up one day and just change your action,” he said speaking to iplt20.com. 

“Even though you remodel your action, you still have to keep working on it to maintain your effectiveness with the new action. You have to make sure that you are comfortable with your new action. That comes with a lot of practice and work that you put in. Once you have done that, you hope that the best is in store. You just have to believe in yourself and the rest of it will take care of itself.”

Further, Narine gets into details of the work put in by him to get his action right. “It is a difficult process, it is not easy. I worked with a couple of coaches back home – David Furlonge and Kelvin Williams, and Carl Crowe from England. I also got enough support from everyone which made my comeback a lot easier. I just did the drills that my bowling coaches asked me to, I heard them out and continued doing it over and over again. There was nothing to do with specific exercises to get my action right. It was just about getting my body motions proper, being able to make everything flow in one motion. I believe it has made it a lot better.”

Not many bowlers who have been asked to remodel their action have been successful in having a fruitful cricketing career thereafter. Narine though, was of the opinion that though the process was draining, the very drive to get back on the field was enough to make him work harder. “It is at times physically and mentally draining, but at the end of the day I love the game and this is what I want to do. Whatever it takes to get back on the park, I am willing to do. I am still learning from each game I play. I am putting all the effort to make sure my action stays the same. It is still in the process of making things better and hopefully it only gets better with every game…”


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