Naseem took five wickets for just 31 runs in the second innings of the Karachi Test against Sri Lanka.
Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis compared this young fast bowler to Dennis Lillee
Dainik BhaskarDec 24, 2019, 01:19 PM IST Sports Desk. Former Pakistan captain and now bowling coach Waqar Younis has compared young pacer Nasim Shah to Australian great bowler Dennis Lillee. Shah took five wickets for 31 runs in Sri Lanka's second innings in the Karachi Test ended on Tuesday. He became the youngest bowler to take five wickets in Test cricket. Waqar told the media- Naseem's action reminds me of Dennis Lillee. In the case of skill, he looks like Lily. Naseem has played only three Tests so far. He did not achieve much success in the tour of Australia. However, he got the wicket of David Warner in the debut test.
What did Waqar say? In a media interaction, the bowling coach of Pakistan compared Shah to Australian great bowler Dennis Lillee. Said, "Naseem's bowling action is very spectacular and strong. To me it sounds like Denise Lilly to me. There is a lot of commonality between the two. However, his stature is not like Lily's. But, they are very useful. He has great speed. ”Let us know that Naseem Shah is capable of bowling at a speed of around 140 kilometers per hour.
From the heights of Dir to the heights of glory. Naseem Shah with his five-for at such a young age is making his country & hometown Dir known to the world. #NaseemShah #PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/ScYCiZmfwt — Siyar Ali Shah (@iSiyarAliShah) December 23, 2019
Breaking the record of compatriot Aamir, he has become the youngest bowler to take five wickets in the Karachi Test against Sri Lanka. He is 16 years old 307 days old. Earlier this record was in the name of Mohammad Aamir of Pakistan. Aamir took five wickets against Australia 10 years ago at the age of 17 and 257 days. After the Karachi Test, Naseem said, “I have worked hard for this. When I got a chance, I used my whole strength to capitalize on it. It was also good that I achieved this achievement in front of my countrymen. I know that this is just the beginning and I have a long way to go. "