KARACHI: Mohammad Asif alleged former Test cricketer Waqar Younis of tempering the ball for bowling reverse swing.
Speaking exclusively to this correspondent, Asif claimed that Waqar used to cheat with the ball in his playing days.
“He [Waqar] used to cheat with the ball to do reverse swing. He didn’t know how to ball with the new ball in most of his career. He learned a bit about bowling a new ball in the twilight phase of his career,” he highlighted.
Muhammad Asif is not happy with Waqar Younis approach.
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Asif said Waqar has been failed to produce even a single reverse swing bowler despite being in the coaching circuit for many years. “You know him as a master of reverse swing but he never developed a single bowler who could bowl a perfect reverse swing. These people are in coaching for the last 20 years but they never produced quality bowlers,” he said.
“They lack consistency in making combinations. We have quantity, not quality bowlers. There is a pool of eight pacers and they are being rotated with no plan. This approach needs to be changed,” concluded Asif.