The amazing transformation of Graeme Swann

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Eleven years ago Duncan Fletcher had just taken charge of England. One of his first jobs was to pick a squad to tour South Africa that winter. Among the 17 players Fletcher selected was a whippersnapper namedGraeme Swann. Fletcher had never met Swann but had heard good things about his off-breaks. Before the squad boarded the plane at Heathrow, he took Swann to one side in the departure lounge for a quick get-to-know-you chat. “Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?” asked Fletcher. Swann, Fletcher remembers, turned around and said: “I am going to be the best spin bowler in the world.”

Full story: The Guardian

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