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Wasim Akram sees himself in Shaheen Shah Afridi

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  1. Del
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    Akram was full of praise for the left-arm Afridi, who will be seen in action for Pakistan U-19, at the upcoming U-19 World Cup in New Zealand. “He is a left arm bowler, he is tall and he remembers me of my youth, as his bowling action is also identical, coming in sideways, extract bounce,” stated Akram.

    The legend advised Afridi and fellow young quick Musa Khan to pitch up the deliveries in New Zealand, as the conditions Down Under favors swing.

    “I alongside Waqar, have taken a lot of wickets in New Zealand, and our secret of success was that we used to pitch up the deliveries, as the weather and pitches allows the balls to swing, and you have more chances to claim wickets,” said Akram.

    Akram further advised the youngsters to forget the past and focus on the upcoming tournament. “I am optimistic that the Pakistan U-19 would perform well, as always,” he said.

    Earlier, the U-19 cricket team suffered a humiliating loss, when cricket minnows the Afghanistan U-19 beat them by 185 runs at the final of U-19 Asia Cup, last month.

    Meanwhile, the Under-19 Cricket World Cup would commence on January 13th in New Zealand.

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  2. Del
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    Another kid compared with Akram, this time by himself, nice.
     
  3. Mohsin
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    If hes even half of what Wasim was, he'll be amazing.
     
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    Lol these statements don't half make you wanna see this kid in action.

    It'll be interesting to see how he goes about proving these statements wrong
     
  5. Ahson8
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    Lol Wasim sees himself in every Pakistani left-armer
     
  6. Karachi-King
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    Wasim sees himself in every left armer, Pakistani or not

    Same with Warne and leg spinners
     
  7. Ahson8
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    True, but especially true for Pakistanis. He’s literally said the same thing before for Amir and Junaid Khan.
     
  8. Karachi-King
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    and Mir Hamza
     
  9. ASLI-PATHAN
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    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

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    Wasim LOL.

    Sees himself in every other bowler.
     
  10. Munna
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    Too many cliched statements from Wasim these days... just the other day he saw himself when Starc bowled that delivery to Vince.
     
  11. s_h_a_f
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    Hmm now where have we heard these words before I wonder...


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  12. Prince Pathan
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    Saw him bowl, not even remotely impressed also does not look as fast as people claim he is, line is also pretty much all over the place.

    Arshad Iqbal on the other hand, that guy looked quick, Musa Khan looked quicker than Shaheen too and I do not see many people talking about either of those other two.
     
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    Incase people want to watch.


    He is from Swabi @ASLI-PATHAN
     
  14. Ahson8
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    I was quite impressed by Arshad Iqbal myself looking at the highlights of the first game. Another tall, lanky pacer and hit the right lengths.

    Afridi picked up two wickets today in the second game.
     
  15. Prince Pathan
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    Shaheen reminds me of Irfanullah Shah
     
  16. Ahson8
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    I dont exactly remember much about Irfan Shah, and I didn’t see much of him either, but I think he was a skiddy bowler and his action was a bit unique

    Anyway, I just saw the two wickets Afridi took today, even though they were more of the batsmen’s fault (one chopped it on and the other got bowled trying to slog), you can see why people consider Shaheen to be a prospect. He’s tall, has a good strong action and has pretty decent pace, so the basics are all there. Considering he is still U-19, and therefore a work in progress, he is definitely one to keep an eye on. But yeah, Arshad and Musa look decent prospects as well.
     
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    Arshad again very impressive today, got 3 wickets; the ball to get Sutherland was a beaut.
     
  18. Karachi-King
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    atleast he doesnt say, 'lock it and flick the wrist' every third sentence these days.....
     
  19. s_h_a_f
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    This Iqbal kid looks impressive. Agree with @Prince Pathan re Shaheen..I was expecting him to be quicker.


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  20. Rhythm
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    Shut up man. So annoying to listen to this idiot.
     
  21. Prince Pathan
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    Prince Pathan Sultan of Swing

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    Wasim Akram is generally clueless, his natural talent saw him through but he is a pathetic teacher. As much as I hate Waqar as a coach at least he knows what he is talking about when it comes to bowling.
     
  22. Patriot
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    if only Wasim Akram was a pakhtoon
     
  23. Patriot
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    the article is written based
     

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