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Watch: Young kid in Pakistan reminds Wasim Akram of himself

A few days ago, a video had emerged of a young boy in Pakistan bowling to a single wicket with the bowling action that resembles the 'Sultan of Swing', Akram.

Written by: Brett Ellis, New Delhi [ Updated: March 01, 2018 16:33 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES A file image of Wasim Akram.

Blistering pace and a nightmare for batsmen around the world, former Pakistan spearhead Wasim Akram was one of the most fierce bowlers during his illustrious career. The second highest wicket-taker in One Day Internationals (ODI) history after Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan, has discovered a budding talent on the internet and requests the Pakistan board to consider training the young boy.

A few days ago, a video had emerged of a young boy in Pakistan bowling to a single wicket with the bowling action that resembles the 'Sultan of Swing', Akram. The boy was bowling without any shoes on and on the first attempt in the video, the boy hit the lone stump that was present against the wall. Take a look.

Akram immediately took to Twitter and wrote, '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'.

Akram's wife Shaniera replied to her husband's tweet saying 'Another Wasim Akram maybe?'.

The young lad's bowling action and ability to swing the ball highly resembled Akram as his delivery hit the lone wicket that was present. The 51-year old Akram demands that the boy should be given a platform to showcase his skills. 

The former Pakistan pacer was regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of the game and was the only bowler to reach 500-wickets in ODIs. Akram achieved the feat during the 2003 World Cup. He has 414 wickets to his name in the 104 Test matches he has played for Pakistan, including 25 five-wicket and 5 ten-wicket hauls against his name. 

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