Pakistan are often criticized for a poor domestic system. The quality and standard of our domestic cricket process is poor, which is a point of concern on most TV shows discussing cricket.
However, despite being inadequate in nature, team Pakistan pops out with world class players for the cricketing fraternity.
The recent future star in Pakistan ranks is undoubtedly ImadWasim. Born in Swansea, Wales- Imad plays a crucial all-rounder role in the green shirt.
In this day and age, all-rounders are considered as the backbone of a team and Imad is no different. After Hafeez was banned from bowling, Pakistan were looking for a man of all traits in the shorter format of the game.
The 27 year old looks a reasonable answer in all regards. He bowls left arm spin, which is quite a thing to deal with for right handed batsman. Further, like Hafeez, Imad bowls in the right channel with the ability to spin and deliver a slider that comes in targeting the stumps.
Pakistan’s recent defeat in the desserts against England was hard to digest. It was evident that the Shaheens were missing one of their trump cards.
The tour of New Zealand is vital before the T20 World Cup. For Pakistan, its preparation time with Afridi and Co looking to shape things up beforelanding in India.
As Imad grows as a cricketer, not only with the ball, but this cricketing prodigy is a decent contributor with the bat.
It’s all fireworks towards the end and Imad is capable of doing that. A left handed batsman offers a new dimension all together in the middle order.
Considering the bigger picture, the days of Lala’s retirement are fast approaching us. Obviously, no one in the world can replace the iconic entertainer ShahidAfridi, but ImadWasim looks like the future in T20s and ODIs after Boom Boom.
The future is in bright hands with ImadWasim, who carries a responsible head above his shoulders. He looks sharp in the field and always hungry to contribute. The era of Afridi may soon end, but the era of ImadWasim has just begun.