‘Brazil of cricket’: Wasim Akram names country with most raw talent in cricket

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  1. Omar

    Omar Cricistan Moderator

    Jan 27, 2010
    Highlighting the huge resource of talent in Pakistan cricket, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said they are probably the Brazil of cricket when it comes to producing young cricketers. Akram made the comments while interviewing former Australia batsman Dean Jones in his Youtube channel.

    “You’re (Pakistan) the talent factory. We in Australia always used to say that Pakistan have so much talent, it’s just the matter of how you harness it,” Jones said.

    In reply, Akram said, “… Raw talent, It’s like Brazil of cricket.”

    Brazil are renowned to be one of the strongest football sides of the world, having won the World Cup a record five times. Pakistan, on the other hand, are regarded as one of the powerhouses of cricket but are also often criticised for being inconsistent and unpredictable.

    Explaining why Pakistan is so special in cricket, Jones, who represented Australia in 52 Tests and 164 ODIs, said they bring in different techniques and different attitude to international cricket.

    “Pakistanis bring different techniques to international cricket, different attitudes fast bowlers like yourself (Wasim) and Waqar (Younis), Shoaib (Akhtar), and of course Abdul (Qadir) and Mushi (Mushtaq Ahmed) and all these great bowlers that are coming through even now,” added Jones.

    Going down memory lane, Jones, who was the coach of Karachi Kings in Pakistan Super League (PSL), highlighted the importance of winning the 1992 World Cup for Pakistan cricket.

    “Cricket is in the DNA, it’s been great for a long time but really started to turn big time in the late 80s when Imran took over, when you rip England apart in front of a 100 thousand people at MCG (in 1992) was amazing,” said Dean Jones.

    Akram revealed that many Australians had bought tickets thinking that the home side would make it to the finals but it wasn’t to be and they all actually ended up supporting Pakistan as their opponents were England

  2. Omar

    Omar Cricistan Moderator

    Jan 27, 2010
    Not sure about the 'Brazil of Cricket' as Pakistan has always had the raw talent but it has never been utilized effectively enough which means nothing if it is not transforming into performance which is that matters and really counts in the long run.

    I would say they're more like Dutch in football if it needs to be compared to football.
  3. Mohsin

    Mohsin Cornered Tiger

    Feb 21, 2010
    Not anymore
  4. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto

    ShokoTolo_LoloMoto Talented

    Apr 16, 2010
    May be there is a talented kid here and there in a million but seriously, when I watch the domestic games, I feel like they are playing cricket reserved for mentally retarded.
  5. Don Corleone

    Don Corleone Kaptaan

    Jul 20, 2012
    Brazil are four times World Cup Winners. Have produced an army of World Class and legendary footballers.

    This is ridiculous.

    Pakistan are more like Belgium. They had a golden generation full of talented players, then after that some decent, some good and a lot of bad teams and players.
  6. Shahzad.Firdous

    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

    May 29, 2010
    There is no shortage of talent in the country. Problem is management of this talent!!
  7. MNA

    MNA Smooth Operator

    Mar 11, 2015
    No. At best Holland of circa 1974-1978 or more realistically England in 1970.

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