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Bollinger credits 'hard work, old-fashioned enjoyment' for resurgence as pace ace

Sydney, Dec 8 : Australian cricketer Doug Bollinger has attributed his resurgence as a pace ace to old-fashioned enjoyment rather than any old anger at being dumped from Test cricket three years ago when he was dismissed as unfit, according to reports.


According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Bollinger's outstanding form for NSW in the Sheffield Shield was acknowledged during the week when the national selectors called on him to join Western Australia's Nathan Coulter-Nile to act as a shadow for Michael Clarke's bowling attack in the upcoming Perth Test.

Rather than use his being on the verge of Test selection as a soap box from which to vent his spleen at his treatment in 2010 when then Test skipper Ricky Ponting said he had hit the wall at Adelaide Oval, Bollinger instead chose to extol the virtues of hard work, enjoyment and laying off the grog, the report said.

He said that the off-season always is tough and it is never a good time no matter what stage one's career is at.

He added that it is good to know for him self that he can still take wickets and still be around the game.

Bollinger also credited the fusion of a squad crammed with young players and the guidance of an old school bowling coach as important components in what has so far been a dream summer.

--ANI (Posted on 08-12-2013)

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