Was getting nip in his deliveries, Pakistan great Shoaib Akhtar impressed with 24-year-old speedster

Shoaib Akhtar said Saqib Mahmood was getting nip in his deliveries

Shoaib Akhtar: “he looked a little buff and there was power in his shoulders, and there was nip in his deliveries”

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Pakistan legend Shoaib Akhtar said England pace bowler Saqib Mahmood was getting “nip in his deliveries” during the ODI series against Pakistan.

Akhtar also praised Mahmood’s physique, saying he “looked a little buff and there was power in his shoulders”.

Saqib claimed nine wickets in the three-match ODI series, which England won 3-0, at an average of 13.66.

As for the three-match T20 series, which England won 2-1, he picked up four wickets at an average of 28.

“In the first ODI, he looked a little buff and there was power in his shoulders, and there was nip in his deliveries,” Akhtar told PTV Sports as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.

Mahmood also played for the Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year.

He only featured in five games as he missed the Abu Dhabi leg, but had a huge impact as he picked up 12 wickets at an average of 12.08.

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