Tauseef Ahmed and Mushtaq Ahmed pick their dream bowling partners


Karachi: Former off-spinner Tauseef Ahmed and leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed have named their dream bowling partners respectively.

Tauseef Ahmed named his former colleague and co-hero of the famous 1987 Bangalore Test victory Iqbal Qasim as his dream partner from past before naming former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed as his other partner.

“I am very lucky that in my career I played with the likes of Abdul Qadir and Iqbal Qasim. If asked to pick one spinner as my partner, I would go for Iqbal Qasim who partnered with me in the famous 1987 Bangalore Test win,” he said.

“I would also like to choose Mushtaq Ahmed as my other partner. Although I didn’t play much with Mushtaq, I always admired his skills and temperament,” he added.

Mushtaq, on the other hand, thanked Tauseef for nominating him as his spin bowling partner and named former off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq and the leading Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah as his two dream bowling partners.

“Among former cricketers, I would like to name Saqlain Mushtaq as my bowling partner. Among recent cricketers, I would want to bowl with Yasir Shah. Yasir has sped his way to 200 wickets in Test cricket and has broken many records. It would be an honor for me to bowl with Yasir,” Mushtaq said.

It must be noted that fans Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has initiated “Dream Pairs” campaign in which fans have been asked to select the best pair.

Earlier, the opening duo of Saeed Anwar and Aamir Sohail was named as the most popular opening pair.

The middle-order pair of Pakistan’s highest Test run-getter Younus Khan and former captain Mohammad Yousaf emerged as the most popular middle-order pair.

The legendary fast bowling duo of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis who shared 787 Test wickets between them was rated as the most popular fast bowling pair in Pakistan Test history.

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