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Sami credits Wasim Akram for success in PSL

Updated Feb 17, 2017 08:39am


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Mohammad Sami
Mohammad Sami

SHARJAH: Islamabad United paceman Mohammad Sami has credited bowling coach and mentor Wasim Akram for his disciplined and lethal bowling in the Pakistan Super League.

Sami said he owes his success to the ‘Swing ka Sultan’ after his team’s victory against Quetta Gladiators on Wednesday.

“Wasim bhai has always inspired and motivated me to bowl to the best of my ability. He is always guiding me and helping me with tips,” he added.

Sami, who has bagged five wickets in the three matches played by United so far, added that Wasim Akram especially emphasises on two things when training/mentoring the players.

“The first thing he tells us is not to take too much pressure. He tells us to go out there and enjoy our cricket. Along with that, he also gives us technical tips on bowling fast and accurate,” Sami said.

Published in Dawn, February 17th, 2017


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Lalit Sharma Feb 17, 2017 09:16am

What is the meaning of this success now at this age Mr. Sami. Days are gone for u.

waqas Feb 17, 2017 09:22am

Why do you forget those tips when playing in national team

waqas Feb 17, 2017 09:19am

Why do forget those tips when playing in national team

khan Feb 17, 2017 10:15am

Sami u would have taken tips from Wasim bhai 15 years before but unfortunately this does not happen and you lost the momentum after good couple of years of initial career in international cricket.its too late to come back to National team

waqas Feb 17, 2017 10:21am

Why did you forget these tips when you play for National team.

Waseem Sarwar Feb 17, 2017 06:21pm

He may be past his best when it comes to national duties but he can play 3,4 seasons of leagues around the world.

Zulfiqar Feb 17, 2017 06:59pm

How can u consider 5 wickets a success? Typical Pakistani player mindset. Why can't you be humble and acknowledge that success will come for my team if I keep working hard, instead of letting the interviewer lead you down the self promotion path.

Optimist Feb 18, 2017 03:59am

As soon as someone opens his mouth his performance goes down. First was Imad Wasim and now Mohammad Sami.