England opener is eager to learn and take advice as he works on his game, ignoring the tea and biscuits while he is at it
Azhar Mahmood gave a beautifully simple explanation during the first Test of what Mohammad Abbas seeks to do with a cricket ball, a match Pakistan appeared to have under control only for England to swipe the win from under their noses.
“He might be 80mph but his ‘off the pitch’ is really quick,” the former Pakistan all-rounder told Test Match Special. “It’s the wrist behind the ball. It’s kissing [the pitch]. You stand next to the river and throw the stone, sometimes it goes in and sometimes it skips. Wasim Akram used to do it. There’s no dying of the pace [because of the] back spin.”
Written by Ali Martin
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