Naseem, Shaheen too young to be compared with me, Wasim: Waqar


Derbyshire: Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis thinks that it will be too early to compare Naseem Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi with him and Wasim Akram. 

Speaking to reporters via teleconference, Waqar said that Naseem and Shaheen are too talented and working really hard in their capacity to become better but comparing them with someone would be too early.

“Both of them are talented in their own skin. No doubt, they are future stars of Pakistan but comparing them would be a little earlier. I hope they will go onto serve Pakistan longer and achieve laurels for Pakistan,” he said.

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Talking about the upcoming Test series against England, Waqar showed confidence in team’s preparation. “I am satisfied with the way boys have trained in last three weeks here. I am confident that we will prepare ourselves strongly in the remaining time to challenge England,” he said.

Waqar highlighted that West Indies vs England Test series is helping them a lot to plan things. “The ongoing series is helping us a lot. I think new rules aren’t too tough,” he said.

“Duke ball is swinging with sweat and so far no bowler has complained about it. It seems like everything is ok,” he added.

To a query about surprise call for Amir, Waqar said he was a regular part of white-ball cricket and his experience will help them in T20Is. “I think he has a lot of experience of playing T20Is and it will surely help us,” he concluded.

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