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Mohammad Amir ranks Naseem Shah ahead of other Pakistan young pacers

The 28-year-old claimed that Naseem’s length set him apart from the other bowlers with similar pace

Mohammad Amir ranks Naseem Shah ahead of other Pakistan young pacers PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan’s prolific fast-bowler Mohammad Amir, in an interview with legendary former pacer Wasim Akram for BSports, ranked the young fast-bowling sensation Naseem Shah ahead of other young pacers in the country. 

The 28-year-old claimed that Naseem’s length set him apart from the other bowlers, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, and Musa Khan, with similar pace. Akram had excluded Shaheen Shah Afridi, from the question, as he has already established himself in the Pakistan lineup — across all formats.

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“I believe Naseem Shah would click earlier than others because he has pace like others but his length area is very good too. His length really suits his bowling action and he pitches it up,” said Amir.

Amir also praised young bowling sensation Mohammad Hasnain, who was the leading wicket-taker in the now-suspended fifth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), although he added that the young bowler would have to work on his variations.

“He [Hasnain] is doing well, he will need a little more time. He will have to work on his variations,” he said.

The fast-bowler revealed that he is not close to any of his teammates, except for all-rounder Imad Wasim.

“Some may not like this but I do not keep close friendships with anyone [in the team]. I only talk freely with Imad [Wasim] because we are old friends and played U-19 together,” he said. “Generally, I like to spend time with my family.”