Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Bloemfontein: Allan Donald has reported for duty as a consulting coach for Free State Cricket and VKB Knights as off 01 October 2019.
Donald will be based in Bloemfontein for the duration of the month of October to help VKB Knights and Free State Cricket fast bowlers.
“Home 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 legend Allan Donald.
Besides working with VKB Knights and Senior Provincial teams, Allan will be conducting coaching clinics for all fast bowlers that are going to represent Free State Cricket at various youth national weeks.
“I look 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 Free State Schools system.” said Allan.
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 Allan.
“White lightning” as he was famously known for his ferocious pace, claimed 1216 First class wickets and 684 List A wickets for Free State whilst still a player for the province.
The ICC Hall of Famer is also ranked 4th on the list of most Test wickets by a South African in 72 matches for his Country 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 at the recently concluded ICC World Cup.