Pakistan has always been known to be the hub of fast bowling production. The latest entry into Pakistan pace battery, Naseem Shah has issued a warning to England before the first Test match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Shah, who is only 17-years old, has stated that he feels good when he sees the fear in the batsman’s eyes. The prodigy fast bowler is known to bowl consistently above 145 km/h and thus he can breathe down the neck of the opposition batsmen with the extra pace under his repertoire.
Shah stated he always wanted to bowl as fast as he could from his childhood days and loved threatening the batsman with the extra pace. The 17-year old has shown the right skills to go a long way in his career and he would like to perform at his best against England in the forthcoming series.
Naseem Shah has the pace under his belt
The greenhorn fast bowler didn’t have the best of debuts against Australia and it was not easy for him as he had lost his mother. However, he was able to make a solid comeback and claimed a hat-trick against Bangladesh, thus becoming the youngest bowler in the Test history to take three wickets in three balls.
Naseem Shah said while talking to Inews.co.uk, “It was an incredible moment. The best thing about it was that it was in front of my countrymen at Rawalpindi. Pakistan has been starved of international cricket for many years and I hope it was a special moment for fans who were at the ground. I hope it’s the first of many records I can break, but above all, it meant that I had helped my country towards victory.”
Shah added that he always wanted to be a fast bowler and always wanted to bowl fast. The right-arm fast bowler has a smooth action and he can go on to become one of the best ever produced by Pakistan.
“I always wanted to be a fast bowler and even in my school days, I loved to scare batsmen by bowling fast. I feel good when I see fear in the batsman’s eyes, it motivates me to bowl even faster.”
Shah is training under the watchful eyes of Waqar Younis, who is the bowling coach of Pakistan. Earlier, Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq had stated that Naseem Shah has the skills to win matches on his own for the team. Shah had scalped four wickets for Team Green in the intra-squad warm-up match against Team White at Derby and looked in fine form.
The first Test match between England and Pakistan will take place at Old Trafford, Manchester from August 5.