Pakistan’s 2022 Asia Cup campaign was brought to an end by a devastating loss to a determined Sri Lankan team. In the history of the competition, the islanders clinched their sixth title.
Unsurprisingly, Babar Azam’s team finished as the second-best team in the tournament. They did, however, have a few standout performers among them. It’s also true that Naseem Shah, a youthful speedster, made the biggest impression on all the Pakistani players.
Shaun Tait, the former Australian tearaway pacer who is now Pakistan’s bowling coach, praised the young man for his efforts. Following Naseem’s incredible performance in the just concluded continental competition, Tait had nothing but praise for him.
Back in the day, Shaun Tait’s scary pace terrified a good number of batters. 19-year-old Naseem Shah was commended for his dexterity with the ball. The boy is just as free-spirited now, according to the Australian, as he was when he was playing. Tait also asserts that Naseem has amazing talents with the new ball.
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“In some ways, Naseem Shah reminds me of myself when I was a younger cricketer. He’s sort of free-spirited,” Shaun Tait stated In a media briefing held prior to Pakistan’s opening game against England.
Notably, in an intense match against India, Naseem made his T20I debut for Pakistan. Everyone was pleased with the youthful pacer at the Asia Cup 2022, and he ended up taking seven wickets in five innings.
With the new ball, he demonstrated excellent control and skill. It goes without saying that he led Pakistan to the competition’s final. In a game against Afghanistan that was on the line, Shah batted brilliantly.
World-class fast bowlers are recognized for coming out of Pakistan. It is one of those areas where they have never had any trouble whatsoever. In fact, because of the huge amount of talent, there have been moments when they have had a difficult time choosing players.
The new generation of Pakistani pacers is similarly adept at making the ball talk. The bowling culture in the country on the subcontinent was further highlighted by Tait. He complimented the bowlers’ innate talent for playing on these shores, along with their flare and ferocity.
“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,” Tait added in reference to Pakistan’s bowling tradition.