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Allan Donald
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South African paceman Allan Donald, the White Lightning from Bloemfontein, offers some words of encouragement for aspiring quicks in this face to face interview. The 33 year old Donald, now on a sabbatical from the international game in his benefit season with Warwickshire, talks about the goals he sets for himself in every match and series, the dubious practices of gamesmanship and sledging that have crept into the modern game, and his own duels with foes like Mike Atherton and Mark Taylor, two of the most slippery customers he has squared up against. Here is an insight into the mind of a champion fast bowler.

Interview With Allan Donald

  • On Coaching : Allan Donald talks about the transition from a fast bowler to a great fast bowler . A coach can help you in getting your basics right, after that it's for you to experiment, learn & develop, says Allan Donald. Donald talks about the key elements that groom a fast bowler. [ Audio 1 | Video 1 | Audio 2 | Video 2 ]

  • Role Models as a youngster : "I did not have any heroes". Donald talks about how he learned on the field & in the dressing rooms by listening to his colleagues like Clive Rice & Graeme Pollock. More. video [ Audio | Video ]

  • On Verbal Exchanges In The Field : "I've never been a man known for sledging". Donald talks about his attitude in the field. And with respect to verbal exchanges in the field, he thinks there is a lot to learn from the Aussies. [ Audio | Video ]

  • On Goals & Targets : Allan Donald has specific goals set for each match and series. Creating goals for himself and pursuing them has always been his biggest motivation. How does the great fast bowler set his targets on a daily basis [ Audio 1 | Video 1 | Audio 2 | Video 2 ]

  • Best batsmen he bowled to : Donald talks about his duel with Michael Atherton and Mark Taylor, two of the best opening batsmen he considers bowling too. [ Audio | Video ]