Bloemfontein - Former South African great Allan Donald reported for duty as a consulting
coach for Free State Cricket and Knights this week.
Donald will be based in Bloemfontein for the duration of October to help Knights and Free State Cricket fast bowlers.
will always be home, so to come back here to assist for a month is a great
feeling. To be back with your people and back to where your cricket started is
a lovely feeling," commented the Bloemfontein-born fast bowling legend.
Besides working with Knights and the Senior Provincial
team, Donald will be conducting coaching clinics for all fast bowlers that are
going to represent Free State Cricket at various youth national weeks.
forward to the two bowling clinics that we are going to do with different age
group fast bowlers, I'm very excited to see what kind of talent we have in the
schools system," said Donald.
"Helping people is a long process and I have a month to make
an impact, but it's the small things that help change an individual's mindset
of what they are capable of.
"I am not very big on technique, I'm very big on
the mental side of the game because bowling is much of an attitude, it's a hard
thing to do, it's a tough thing to do, and I know what kind of attitude is needed
to execute good bowling," commented Donald.
The 52-year-old was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in London in July.
Donald, who is a former Proteas bowling coach, played 72 Tests and 164 ODIs for South Africa.
He is also ranked 4th on the list of most Test wickets by a South
African and held the record for most wickets by a
South African in the Cricket World Cup (38) which stood for 15 years and was
broken by Imran Tahir this year.
- Free State Cricket