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Pacer Wasim’s growth continues to impress

June 13, 2021

KARACHI: Emerging young fast bowler Mohammad Wasim Junior is learning fast. After being picked in Pakistan’s team following an impressive feat in first-class cricket and then in the PSL-6 Karachi leg, the North Waziristan-born pacer was picked for the South Africa and Zimbabwe tours. Although he did not play a match but has learnt a lot while spending days under quality coaches.

On Friday he picked 2-12 in four overs to help Islamabad United fold Quetta Gladiators for just 133.

“A lot of hard work is behind this,” Wasim said after United crushed Gladiators by ten wickets at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Friday night.

“Coach Abdur Rehman bhai is doing hard work with us. I worked very hard in first-class and then also coaches worked on my skills during Pakistan’s tours to South Africa and Zimbabwe,” said Wasim.

In the match against Lahore Qalandars on June 9, Wasim conceded only 22 runs in his four overs.

He produces some solid deliveries including yorkers and bouncers and also slower ones which are difficult for the batsmen to handle.

“The plan is simple. In the first two overs I try to keep the ball in the right area and in the last two overs of my spell I bowl with pace, utilise slower ones, yorkers and bouncers,” Wasim said.

He said he always tries to exploit weak points of the batsmen. He added he would try to continue his fine streak with the ball.