Wasim Akram picks Naseem Shah as his dream pair among current pacers


Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has picked the 17-year-old Naseem Shah as his dream bowling pair among the current pacers.

Swing of Sultan also named Fazal Mahmood and Sarfaraz Nawaz as his dream bowling pair from the past.

“I’ve paired with Imran Khan, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar, Abdul Razzaq, and all others but if I had to choose someone from the past it would be “Reverse swing” inventor Sarfaraz Nawaz and hero of “The oval” Fazal Mahmood,” Wasim said in a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

“If I have to pick among current bowling stars, it will be a right-hander and it got to be Naseem Shah. He is young, fast, bowls at 150+, and has the ability to bowl much faster,” he added.

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Naseem replied and shared his joy after he was picked by Wasim. “Wow! I am speechless that the great Wasim have picked me up as his bowling partner. Shukriya sir! .The iconic Two Ws were always my role model and its a privilege for me to learn from them,” he wrote.

On the other hand, the 20-year-old Shaheen Shah Afridi chose Wasim as his dream bowling partner.

“This is an exciting initiative by the PCB. If I had the choice, I would have loved to bowled with Wasim and Waqar Bhai, while among the present bowlers, I really like bowling with Naseem Shah. I really hope that I can continue to bowl successfully with him,” he said.

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