Natasha Roslan: 'Some of us in the team have a reputation in bowling. But that doesn’t mean a thing at a competition like this. If we take it too easy, we won’t win.'
KANGAR: Selangor look good to win a handful of gold medals in bowling at Sukma. However, coach Shalin Zulkifli is wary of the threat from other states as they start their campaign at the Perlis Bowl in Kayangan Square on Tuesday.
“The team look good now, but make no mistake about others in the mix. Sarawak have a strong team and so does Sabah.
“I’m guessing it will be a balanced competition,” said Shalin, who is also a member of the national elite bowling squad.
The Selangor women’s team will be a force to be reckoned with. National elite bowler Natasha Roslan will spearhead the women’s challenge while national back-up bowler Victoria Chin is expected to shine once again as she did in 2012.
In the 2012 Sukma in Pahang, Victoria grabbed three gold medals (singles, doubles and team) and a bronze in the Masters.
All eyes will be on them for Sukma, and Natasha believes it is easy to lose focus with the added pressure.
“I just want to play my game here. Some of us in the team have a reputation in bowling. But that doesn’t mean a thing at a competition like this. If we take it too easy, we won’t win.
“I’m confident of myself now, but I won’t say that I’m confident to win a certain number of gold medals. We will see how it goes,” said the 18-year-old Natasha.