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Legendary Pakistan left-arm seamer Wasim Akram believes that fellow left-armer Mohammad Amir could trouble the batsmen a whole lot more if he bowls closer to the stumps when the ball is not swinging.
Wasim, known in the cricketing community as the ‘Sultan of Swing’, revealed that he had offered the advice to Amir back in December and during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year.
Delving deeper into why Amir should adopt his recommendation, Wasim was quoted by the Business Recorder as saying: “I have asked him to bowl closer to the stumps, but he has his mind set where he has to land.
“I think he should try to bowl closer to the stumps when it is not swinging. It would be quite difficult. Sam Curran is a good example. He was bowling closer to the stumps. So Amir needs to come at least four to five inches closer to the stumps.”
Wasim also pointed out that Amir should try to bowl from both ends rather than sticking to one particular end.
“I was comfortable bowling from the other end,” the 52-year-old said. “It totally depends on the bowler from which end he wants to bowl. I prefer Amir try to bowl from both ends.”