‘I want to be among top three bowlers in the world’ Naseem Shah


Karachi: Young pacer Naseem Shah aims to make his name among top three bowlers in the world. The 17-years-old pacer is working on his skills to become regular part of the national team in all three formats of the game.

Speaking to reporters via teleconference on Wednesday, Shah wished to represent Pakistan in all three forms of the game. The young pacer sees ‘England Tour’ an opportunity to pave the way in the team for a longer period of time.

“Every cricketer wants to play all three formats of the game. Every format is different and has its own charm,” the youngster said.

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“Upcoming England tour is tough in terms of some changes in the rules of the game following the current COVID-19 pandemic. But, our priority is to get back to the game as soon as possible as there was no cricket being played around for the last three months,” Shah added.

The youngest fast bowler to claim ‘hat-trick’ in Test cricket is looking forward to working with ‘Yorker Specialist’ Waqar Younis in the English conditions. “Waqar Bhai’s presence in the dressing room is very helpful. I try to learn as much as I can from him,” said Shah. “In England, we will have a month’s time before the first Test so my focus will be to prepare myself strongly for the challenge,” he maintained.

Upon being asked, Shah said that his healthy competition with teammate Shaheen Shah Afridi somehow benefits the team. While recalling healthy rivalry between him and Shaheen during recent Test series against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Shah said “It is good when you try to take as many wickets as you can. I and Afridi keep on setting targets for us, our healthy competition benefits team,” he concluded.

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