Tanvir praises for skipper Warne
Rajasthan Royals paceman Sohail Tanvir has attributed his success in the Indian Premier League to skipper Shane Warne.
The Pakistan international is the leading wicket-taker in the competition, and admits he owes a lot to Australia legend Warne.
"A captain's job is to get the best from his players and Warne has been fascinating," Tanvir told DNA, the Mumbai-based English daily. "I enjoy playing under Warne. He is such a clever captain. He knows exactly how to attack a batsman and is absolutely clear in what he is doing on the field."
He added: "He has all the ingredients of a great captain. For a bowler to succeed, only 50 per cent depends on him. The rest depends on the skill of the captain.
"Warne has brought out the best in me."
Tanvir has claimed 21 wickets in the IPL so far, but insists he has not done anything to change his bowling style.
"The conditions in India are pretty much similar to that in Pakistan. I have merely stuck to the basics," he continued.
"In a Twenty20 game you don't have the time to experiment. One bad over could change the game. I have bowled to my strengths and have not panicked when hit for runs."
Tanvir also named former Pakistan speedster Wasim Akram as being a major influence on his development as a bowler.
"Akram is my role model. I try to emulate him," Tanvir said. "I had attended a two-week camp for pace bowlers organised by the PCB and I learnt a lot in the art of swing bowling from Akram. His advice came in handy in the IPL."