Kingston, Jamaica: Comments from Andy Roberts' that Munaf Patel had lost his pace and was "spinning the ball" have sparked a debate, with Javagal Srinath, among others, saying that Munaf was "doing the job" that was required of him. (Read: Munaf is now spinning the ball: Roberts)
"The question of pace doesn't matter as long he is being effective," Srinath told the Hindustan Times. "Also, there is this aspect of conserving energy. I think Munaf has done extremely well of late."
Roberts, the former West Indies fast bowler had expressed surprise at the tendency of young Indian fast bowlers to cut down on their pace as they play more international cricket.