Retired pacer Mohd. Amir while expressing views on his You Tube channel, praised Naseem Shah but criticized Shaheen Afridi and so, here is a look at what he had say. It is worth mentioning here that Amir despite speculations is yet to come out of international retirement and that the emergence of numerous fast bowlers in recent past means that the 31 year old might not be able to return to the national side anytime soon.
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Amir Praises Naseem Shah, Takes An Indirect Dig At Shaheen Afridi
Amir while expressing his views on Naseem Shah said, “Naseem Shah is a different breed altogether. He outswings the ball as well as in-swing it in ODIs. He also tries yorkers and bouncer with the new ball. The quality I really admire about him as an ODI bowler is that he knows when and what to bowl according to the particular situation. He is certainly a smart bowler. For instance, he won’t go for a swing delivery when he knows the ball isn’t swinging a lot. This is the difference between Naseem and the rest of the bowlers. Other bowlers try so hard to attain the shape, but Naseem is one of those who would read the pitch well. He understands quickly whether the pitch is demanding swing delivery or a half-length.”
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“He has quite a lot of variations in his bowling – he can rattle the stumps as well as trap the batter for LBW – because he bowls at a Test length – which is what you require early on in the ODI format.”
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While indirectly referring towards Shaheen the left-arm said, “In the 2022 World Cup in Australia, quite a few players were injured, and some were even playing while carrying injuries with them. It is the management and player’s job to look after these factors strictly. At the end of the day, your motto is to serve your country and your focus should be how to do it in a better way.”