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Ryan Harris warns against putting pressure on Pope

The cricket world is buzzing with excitement at the emergence of Australia’s next potential great leg spinning hope, Lloyd Pope

Yesterday the 18 year old became the youngest bowler ever to take 7 wickets in a Sheffield Shield innings finishing with figures of 7/78.

Speaking on the Macquarie Sports Radio breakfast show was former Australian fast bowler and coach of Lloyd Pope, Ryan Harris. Harris was glowing in his praise for the young talent, “He’s a good human Loyd Pope, he’s a very funny man. What a performance again yesterday. To be able to come out in his second game and do that, unfortunately it was against my mob Queensland. They mustn’t have done their research on his wrongun. He’s got an unbelievable wrongun. It’s great to be able to get him involved early and have a taste of first class cricket, probably a little earlier than expected.”

Harris warned against putting too much pressure on the young red-headed wrist spinner so early in his career, “We don’t want to jump to conclusions. I’ve seen a couple of things yesterday and last night labelling him the next Warnie (Shane Warne). Let’s not do that. Let’s be patient.”

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