Former Pakistan captain, Wasim Akram, has stated that many cricketing specialists suppose younger leg-spinner, Usman Qadir, might be the subsequent Shadab Khan for Pakistan. He, nevertheless, took exception to this concept.
Akram feels that the 2 are totally different sorts of cricketers: Shadab is an all-rounder, whereas Usman is a real leg-spinner.
This man [Usman] is a real leg-spin bowler. Have a look at his googly and leg-break. The googly comes from the again of the hand – a really troublesome supply to bowl and he was turning the ball each methods in the present day and that troubled the batsmen.
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The legendary quick bowler additionally criticized individuals who referred to as Qadir a parchi (a product of favoritism).
Typically this ‘parchi’ tag angers me – particularly when individuals say he [Usman Qadir] is a parchi. This isn’t cricket being performed in some neighborhoods. Right here, if somebody is sweet sufficient, he’ll play for Pakistan.
Akram was responding to some sports activities journalists’ nonsensical claims relating to the younger leggie. Qadir is claimed to have been most popular over Zahid Mahmood – a gifted leg-spinner from Sindh – due to his friendship with captain Babar Azam.
However, Wasim believes Qadir is there due to his expertise, not nepotism.
Have you ever seen his variations in the present day? Okay, this was an inexperienced opposition however the variation is there, the leg-break is there. The googly is there, the flipper is there and he’s bought management.
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Akram’s feedback come after Qadir’s notable performances within the first two T20 Internationals towards Zimbabwe.
The 27-year-old, the son of legendary Abdul Qadir, made his debut within the first T20I, the place he took figures of 1-24 off three overs. He adopted that up with a fair higher efficiency within the second recreation and ended up with figures of 3-23 off 4 overs.