VIDEO: James Anderson credits Muhammad Asif for his success with the wobble seam delivery
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England’s James Anderson has credited Pakistan’s Muhammad Asif for his success to bowl with the wobble seam. Despite having his international cricket career cut short, Muhammad Asif is still praised by a number of top international bowlers and batters.
Similarly, James Anderson has also revealed that he learned to bowl the wobble seam deliveries, thanks to Muhammad Asif. According to the England’s pacer, he noticed Pakistani fast bowler bowling with the wobble seam and decided to practice the same.
“It was before the 2010/11 Ashes, David Saker was our bowling coach. He said Kookaburra doesn’t swing for the huge amount of time, so something else in the locker as a bowler was crucial here in Australia for success,” Anderson told 7 Cricket.
“In summer 2010, we played against Pakistan and Mohammad Asif was bowling this ball which just wobbled a little bit, it was not seaming nor swinging, he was just trying to nip off the seam,” he added.
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It is pertinent to mention that in his autobiography titled ‘Jimmy: My Story’, he has also credited Mohammad Asif’s wobble-seam delivery for his elevation to a feared bowler since he uses that weapon when swing deserts him in alien conditions.
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