Pakistan Fast Bowling Future Will Be Bright Again: Waqar Younis

Pakistan Fast Bowling Future Will Be Bright Again: Waqar Younis

Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen Afridi (Credits: Twitter)

Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir are some of the finest fast bowlers Pakistan have produced. They could wreak havoc with their bowling prowess. Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis believes that fast bowling has been trademark for the side and they will be back on top again.

In the recent times with the senior Pakistan fast bowlers ammunition ageing the side has to be largely dependent on youngsters. Naseem Shah and Shaeen Shah Afridi have shown their potential but still have plenty to prove.
Waqar Younis, Shahid Afridi, Gautam Gambhir
Waqar Younis. Credits: Getty Images

Fast bowling is the trademark of Pakistan cricket,” said the 48-year-old Waqar, an outstanding fast bowler, in a Pakistan Cricket Board website column published on Thursday.

“There have been so many great ones over the years and I am confident that the future will be bright again,” added Waqar.

“We have seen already that Naseem Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi are wonderful bowlers. Muhammad Musa, who was part of the squad in England, is another, and there are a couple in the under-19s also. Of course, Mohammad Abbas is very seasoned and experienced.”

Naseem Shah
Naseem Shah. (Credits: Twitter)

Pakistan recently lost the Test series against England and salvaged a draw in the three-match T20I series.

The pace attack led by Shaheen and Naseem failed to deliver consistently in the series against England. But the the duo can grow into the game with their experience in the near future.