Waqar Younis calls a Pakistani pacer as ‘asset’
Amir is currently in the UK and played against England in the Test series.
Updated - Jun 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Pakistan is always known to be the nation to produce the fast bowlers ever since they have started playing the game of cricket. Despite the likes of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar hanging their boots, the country continued to unearth some exceptional talent which is currently ruling the oppositions. However, Waqar has picked one bowler of the team as an asset for the Pakistan team and has also termed him as the match-winner.
The team recently played a hard-fought Test series against England and the two-match series ended in a draw. The visiting team was the first to draw the blood as their bowlers exploited the conditions really well and went on to stranglehold the England batsmen. They won the Lord’s Test easily on the back of some brilliant bowling from Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Abbas among others.
Which bowler is an asset?
Waqar Younis, while speaking to Pak Passion, heaped praises on Mohammad Amir for making a scintillating comeback to the international arena after serving the suspension of five years for his involvement in the spot-fixing. “It is not easy to come back after being out of the game for five years. You can’t expect an 18-year-old kid to be out of the game for five years and then come back and be the same bowler and do the same things he was doing before his ban,” he said.
The former coach of Pakistan also indicated that the left-arm pacer should be careful about his workload as he’s been continuously playing after returning to the game. “He’s an asset for Pakistan cricket and he remains a match-winner. I think for Amir as a strike-bowler playing in all three formats all of the time is a bit too much because he’s also playing in Twenty20 leagues around the world,” Waqar added.