Ahmed Shehzad’s Claim: India Yet to Produce Intimidating Bowler

Indian National Team

Former Pakistan cricketer Ahmed Shehzad criticized the Indian team, claiming that under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, they lack a consistently threatening bowler. It is worth noting that India has not won any ICC tournaments in the past decade, and most recently, they lost the World Test Championship finals to Australia.

Ahmed Shehzad further stated that while Indian batsmen appear formidable, their bowling seems ordinary. However, he did acknowledge the skill of bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja, but emphasized that there hasn’t been a presence of genuinely dangerous bowlers in the Indian lineup.

“No disrespect to them. But there hasn’t been any threatening bowler from India that the opposition batter is scared to play him. They have good bowlers like Bumrah, Jadeja and Ashwin, but there has not been a dangerous bowler as such. Their batters are dangerous,”

Shehzad said.

Jasprit Bumrah has been absent from the Indian squad for nearly a year due to a stress fracture. Additionally, the team management has chosen to sideline Mohammed Shami for the upcoming series against West Indies, while Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma seem unlikely to secure a place in the squad.

Shoaib Akhtar never bowled unnecessary bouncers to the batters in the nets: Shehzad

Shehzad discussed his former teammate Shoaib Akhtar, mentioning that Akhtar refrained from bowling bouncers during net practice, mindful of the potential harm to batsmen. Shehzad further disclosed that Akhtar never delivered a no-ball while practicing in the nets.

“I can’t recollect any other bowler apart from Shoaib Akhtar. When I was new to the team, he was already The Shoaib Akhtar. He had 2 great qualities. First, he never bowled no-balls in the nets. Second, he never bowled unnecessary bouncers to the batters in the nets. He knew the batter would get hurt,”

Shehzad said.

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