One area in which the Indian team is still lacking firepower is finding some more fast bowlers who bowl at extreme pace touching and going over 150 kph. India has one gem in Umran Malik and now another pacer from his union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Waseem Bashir has caught the eyes of fans.
It is being claimed on basis of comes viral videos on social media, that Bashir is capable of hitting 150 kph consistently and even going past that limit. The videos of him making the batters duck and weave with his bouncers and pacey deliveries.
The 22-year-old right-hand pacer is currently part of the Jammu and Kashmir U-25 team and is scaring batters with his raw pace. According to reports, Basheer trains under the able guidance of former Indian pacer Irfan Pathan.
It has also been reported that Bashir was called for trials by IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders in 2021 and since then has gained fame in the region. In one of the reports published in Odisha TV, Basheer was quoted saying that he wants to represent the Indian national team and play in the Indian Premier League.
“It is a dream of every cricketer to play in IPL and International cricket, and this is what I am aiming for,” he added.
Here is the viral video of Waseem Bashir bowling:
Here are some of the reactions from the fans: