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Waqar, Holding helped me: Sreesanth

Paceman said tips from fast bowling greats had been a big motivating factor for him.

india Updated: Feb 21, 2006 15:31 IST

Tips from fast bowling greats Michael Holding and Waqar Younis has been a motivating factor for India's promising paceman S Sreesanth.

"The tips I got from former great fast bowlers, including Pakistan's Waqar Younis and Michael Holding of West Indies also motivated me. It was a nice gesture from them. It really helped me', the Kerala speedster told PTI.

Twenty three-year old Sreesanth, who became the second Kerala cricketer to get into the Indian side, when he was chosen for the Sri Lankan series in 2005, after fast bowler Tinu Yohannan four years ago, said the Pakistan tour had been a great experience for him.

Sreesanth, who impressed everyone with his ability to bowl at a good pace and generate swing captured six wickets in five ODIs, with 4 for 58 in the fifth and final one-day at Karachi being his overall best performance.

He expressed confidence that the team would win the coming Test and one-day series against the visiting England team.

Sreesanth, who has been included in the Board President XI to play against England in the three-day match at Baroda, said he would leave for Baroda on February 22.

First Published: Feb 21, 2006 13:16 IST