Here’s Why Wasim Akram Called Pakistan The Brazil of Cricket
This is what the former caption had to say
Pakistan has immense talent when it comes to the game of cricket. But unfortunately, much of the talent is wasted due to the lack of facilities in the country.
Still, there are players including Shoaib Akhtar, Muhammad Amir and others who have made it to the big stage despite numerous problems. This is probably why the former Pakistani captain Wasim Akram termed Pakistan the Brazil of cricket.
In a conversation with Dean Jones, the two heaped big praise on the talent Pakistan has.
“You’re (Pakistan) the talent factory. We in Australia always used to say that Pakistan has so much talent, it’s just the matter of how you harness it,” Dean Jones said in an interaction with Wasim.
“Raw talent, it’s like Brazil of cricket,” Wasim Akram replied.
“Pakistanis bring different techniques to international cricket, different attitudes fast bowlers like yourself (Wasim) and Waqar (Younis), Shoaib (Akhtar), and of course Abdul (Qadir) and Mushi (Mushtaq Ahmed) and all these great bowlers that are coming through even now,” Dean Jones further praised Pakistan’s talent.
The Australian noted that although, cricket is in the DNA of Pakistanis but they really started loving the game in the 80s when Imran Khan took the charge of the team.
“When you ripped England apart in front of a 100 thousand people at the MCG (in 1992) it was amazing,” he said.
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