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'Wasim told me to bowl inswingers to Indian batsmen'
PTI
New Delhi, January 07, 2013
First Published: 16:24 IST(7/1/2013)
Last Updated: 20:59 IST(7/1/2013)
Pakistan's Junaid Khan celebrates with his teammates after taking wicket of Virat Kohali (L) during the last ODI match at Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi . PTI Photo

The most impressive among the Pakistani pacers who made life difficult for Indian batsmen, Junaid Khan revealed that the legendary Wasim Akram's inputs about the host batsmen's "weaknesses" helped him get eight wickets in the just-concluded three-match ODI series.

"I have been a bowler who has relied on bowling outswingers consistently at a good pace. It was Wasim bhai (Akram) who told me to develop the incoming delivery which would be my weapon against the Indian right-handers," the 23-year-old Junaid told PTI during an interaction before leaving for Lahore on Monday.

"It's very natural for left-arm fast bowlers to slant it across the right-handers. Once a guy like Virender Sehwag gauges the length of the away-going deliveries, you can be murdered. When I did my homework, I found out that Sehwag has a problem with the ball that comes in.

"I then started working hard on that incoming delivery with our chief bowling coach Mohammed Akram," said Junaid, who has played 8 Tests and 16 ODIs for Pakistan.


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