Shoaib Akhtar terrorized Pakistan with his express pace during his playing days. Recently, the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ was asked to pick a bowling partner from the current generation of Pakistan cricket as part of an initiative introduced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The former speedster, who is never shy of passing bold comments, picked Naseem Shah out of the younger lot as he believed the teenager had the bowling attitude and passion in him to make a formidable duo alongside Akhtar himself.
"Among the present lot, I feel Naseem Shah can replicate my bowling attitude and passion. Naseem and I would have made a fine pair with the same attacking attitude," Akhtar said.
"Delighted to get Shoaib Akhtar's recognition following acknowledgment by Wasim Akram. I want to thank Shoaib for nominating me as his bowling partner, these bowlers were my idols and getting recognized by them is nothing short of a big honor for me," Naseem said reacting to the compliment.