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Ian Salisbury

The Guardian

Ian Salisbury: 'To coach players you need to show you care for them'

At around the midway point of a conversation that has ranged across the plains of love, loss, tragedy and belonging, Ian Salisbury finds his flow suddenly suspended by a wisp of magic from Adil Rashid. The leg-spinner is bowling achingly slowly for England on TV, and his brilliance has stopped Salisbury in his tracks. “What a bowler, by the way, Adil. Probably the world’s best at what he does.” There’s a pause, so as to watch the replay. “So good.” Another pause, the voice falling onto the black keys. “What a shame he’s only playing T20 and one-day cricket, rather than Test matches. But he will have his reasons. I love Rash.”
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