Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis praised England’s pace duo for their ability to reverse swing the ball, saying it was seen as suspicious in his time but must now be considered an art. James Anderson and Stuart Broad surprised with their reverse swing during England’s 2-0 loss against Pakistan in the UAE.
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But Waqar, regarded as one of the main exponents of reverse swing along with his former new-ball partner Wasim Akram, said he saw nothing suspicious about the English duo’s bowling. “It’s always exciting to see the ball reverse swing,” said Waqar, who was accused by the British media of tampering with the ball on Pakistan’s controversial tour of England in 1992.
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Wasim and Waqar destroyed many a team with their ability to reverse swing the ball. Waqar, famous for his toe crushing yorkers, took 373 wickets in Tests and 416 in ODIs as compared to Wasim’s 414 in Tests and 502 in ODIs. Asked whether he had seen anything suspicious in Anderson and Broad’s ability to reverse swing the ball described by Pakistan opener Mohammad Hafeez as “incredible” Waqar said: “Honestly speaking they England bowlers know how to reverse swing the ball.