Former Indian spinner Murali Kartik has taken a dig over the quality of Indian spinners in the domestic arena. He feels that the quality of Indian spin bowlers in domestic cricket is not the same anymore.
Kartik, who represented India in all three formats during the early 2000s, asserted that except for a few spinners, the up-and-coming players in the domestic circuit doesn’t have the spin-bowling pedigree to become a household name in red-ball cricket.
While speaking during The Last Week Podcast, the cricketer-turned-commentator advised the younger crop of spinners to prioritise Test cricket instead of plying their trade in white-ball formats.
“Things have changed and with that, the quality has dropped drastically. So if you ask me do we have the kind of spinners which we had, no. As I said, it’s only been going down,” the 44-year-old said.
“And I’ve always said that many of the former spinners, who used to look at us when we were playing, would have been turning in their graveyards – what are these bowlers? Horrible bowlers!,” he added.
Murali Kartik made his international debut against South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium in 2000. He played 8 Tests and 37 ODIs for Team India, bagging 24 and 37 wickets, respectively.