Swing the ball from outside off-stump, Hussain tells Pakistan pacer to look to Wasim Akram for inspiration

Nasser Hussain told Shaheen Shah Afridi to swing the ball from outside off-stump and look to Wasim Akram for inspiration

Nasser Hussain: “If there is one asset that he can pick from Wasim Akram then it’s to swing that new ball from outside off-stump”

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Former England captain Nasser Hussain has told Pakistan left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi to adjust his bowling so that the ball swings from outside off-stump.

Hussain noted that right now, Afridi is getting the ball to swing, but it ends up moving to leg-stump, which makes it easy for batsmen to score runs.

He advised the 20-year-old to watch how legendary left-arm fast bowler Wasim Akram did it as it led to him getting plenty of wickets.

“If there is one asset that he can pick from Wasim Akram then it’s to swing that new ball from outside off-stump. He swings it from straight and swings it down the leg side, but if he could swing it from outside the off-stump that would make him a tougher proposition for batsmen,” Hussain told PakPassion.

Akram featured in 104 Tests and took 414 wickets at an average of 23.62.

He is also the second-highest wicket-taker in ODI history as he claimed 502 wickets in 356 matches at an average of 23.52.

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