PAK v ENG 2022: 'I wasn't as intelligent as him'- Shaun Tait massive praises young pacer Naseem Shah

Shaun Tait also hailed Haris Rauf as he was speaking about talent in Pakistani pacers.

Naseem Shah | Getty Images

Pakistan’s bowling coach, Shaun Tait, was really impressed with young pacer Naseem Shah's progress and his performance, especially in the recent Asia Cup 2022 in the UAE, where the young pacer made his T20I debut and snared 7 wickets in 5 matches.

Tait praised the 19-year-old for his tremendous skills with the ball and said that he reminded him of his own younger version. Tait also admitted that Pakistan's fast bowlers have their own natural abilities, as the country continues to produce terrific pacers.

Shaun Tait was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan: “Pakistan fast bowlers have their natural abilities. They like to keep things simple but they've got so much ability and have a lot of flairs. So, that's already ingrained in these guys.”

Read Also: ‘Dunya ka sabse mehenga Tarbooz’- PCB gets roasted on Twitter for the new look Pakistan jersey

He added, “In some ways, Naseem reminds me of myself when I was a younger cricketer. He's sort of free-spirited. But I wasn't as intelligent. I think you've all seen his natural abilities and skill with the new ball.”

On Haris Rauf's improvement and consistency, the bowling coach said: “The only thing that we've been talking together about is the consistency I suppose that showed in the Asia Cup, that's it.”

Tait concluded, “He's got the pace, he's got the swing, he's got the aggression, all that stuff and we just talked about being more consistent in his areas and bowling in the right areas that were going to make it difficult for the batsman and be more consistent doing that. We worked and we talked about his death bowling a lot and worked on his death bowling as well but they're just the usual things.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 20 Sep, 2022

    Share Via