Former Pakistani speedster Wasim Akram on February 28 got cricket fans all over the world excited after he posted a video of a boy bowling with an action similar to his and also swinging the ball in the air on his Twitter handle.
Pakistan has produced excellent fast bowlers throughout the country’s cricket history — Imran Khan, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar and Wasim Akram to name a few.
In the video, a boy can be seen bowling at an impressive speed. Could he just become the next bowling sensation?
I just recieved this video and don’t know about this brilliant kid, want to know your thoughts abt this terrific bowling. @wasimakramlive @shoaib100mph @iramizraja @SAfridiOfficial pic.twitter.com/8JPRQNHlfj
— Faizan Ramzan (@faizanramzank) 27 February 2018
Akram used #TheFutureOfCricketIsWithOurYouth in his tweet introduced the bowler by captioning the video as:
Where is this boy??? We have serious talent flowing through the veins of our nation and no platform for these kids to be discovered. It’s time we do something about it #TheFutureOfCricketIsWithOurYouth https://t.co/ybzd5ASeTx
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) 28 February 2018
Moreover, Akram’s wife Shaniera Akram also shared her husband’s video and captioned it as:
Another Wasim Akram maybe? https://t.co/QKpkJ80vtg
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) 28 February 2018
Akram, who made his debut in whites in 1985 against New Zealand, represented Pakistan in 104 Tests and picked 414 wickets, including 25 five-wicket and 5 ten-wicket hauls.
Akram is also the only pacer to reach the 500-wicket mark in ODIs. He achieved the feat during the 2003 World Cup.