Mohammed Shami Can Become King Of Reverse Swing – Shoaib Akhtar
It has been a brilliant season for the right-handed Mohammed Shami, who raised through the ranks. Under Virat Kohli, Shami is delivering goods for the team on a regular basis across the formats with consistency. Meanwhile, Shoaib Akhtar in his latest video on Youtube quoted that he motivated Shami to become the King of Reverse swing.
I am very happy for Mohammed Shami – Shoaib Akhtar
Akhtar said that he once advised Shami, who played a major in India’s big win over South Africa in the first Test, to try and become a tearaway pacer while also using reverse swing as a lethal arsenal. The Pakistan fast bowler advised him when Mohammed Shami gave a call to the Pakistan legend.
Pakistan’s legendary fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar heaped praise on Mohammed Shami after the Indian seamer claimed a five-wicket haul in India’s 203-run win over South Africa in the first Test in Vizag on Sunday. In a video on his YouTube channel, Shoaib Akhtar revealed that he predicted Mohammed Shami to become a great bowler for India.Mohammed Shami. (Credits: Twitter)
“After India’s (50-over) World Cup disappointment, Shami called me up one day and said he was feeling sad that he could not do well for India. I told him not to lose heart but maintain fitness. And, I told him that the home series is coming and you will do well.
“I told Shami that I want him to become a tearaway pacer, running through batting line-ups. He has seam and swing, besides that he has a reverse swing which very few bowlers in the subcontinent have. I told him you can become king of reverse swing.
“Now, you see what he has done, he has got wickets from a docile pitch (in Visakhapatnam). I am very happy for him. Under Virat Kohli, Shami is going to thrive. I told Shami that Kohli is a potent captain who enjoys captaincy and gives full freedom to his bowlers,” he added.Credits – Google
Pakistan bowlers never consulted me –
Further, he expressed his disappointment that no Pakistan bowler consult him for the help to improve their bowling, which he feels a real concern. He is open to help the young fast bowlers of Pakistan to become the best in the business.
“Sadly, our Pakistani fast bowlers don’t ask me how they can improve their bowling but the Indian bowlers like Shami are doing that. It is a sad scenario as far as my country is concern.”