Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah imitates Steve Smith’s batting style
Naseem Shah turns perfectionist while imitating Steve Smith.
Updated - Apr 14, 2020 11:19 am
Cricketers have become active on social media amid lockdown in their respective countries. Some are interacting with the fans, some are spreading awareness and some are giving interviews in live seasons. In the meantime, Naseem Shah, the young prodigy from Pakistan has found a unique way of spending his time while in quarantine. Recently a hilarious clip went viral in which he can be spotted imitating the batting style of none other than Steve Smith, the former Aussie skipper.
The 17-year-old fast bowler from Men in Green nation hogged the spotlight with his brilliant bowling. However, he didn’t get off to a great start to his international career. He made his debut against Australia from three-match Test series in which he struggled a lot to get wickets. But, he also showed some glimpses of his ability at the same time. Later on, he managed to grab a five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka. Earlier this year, he took a brilliant hat-trick against Bangladesh and became the youngest bowler in the history of Test cricket to achieve that milestone.
Naseem Shah imitates Steve Smith’s batting style
However, it looks like when he was in Australia, the 17-year-old bowler might have observed Smith quite closely due to which he could imitate his batting stance next to perfection. Recently, a clip went viral in few hours on social media in which Naseem Shah can be spotted batting in Smith’s style.
The 17-year-old can be seen having a bat in his hand with a high backlift. He looked in full control while leaving the balls and his defence that looked similar to Smith. Now, it will be interesting to watch if the former Aussie skipper rates the batting skills of Naseem Shah in the upcoming days or not.
The 30-year-old Aussie batsman has earned the reputation of a World-Class batsman on the back of his run-scoring ability. But, he quite often stays in the spotlight due to his batting stance and his way of leaving balls outside off stump. However, it is always great to watch Aussie batsman playing World Class bowlers in unorthodox fashion.
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