Waqar Younis cheated with ball to get reverse swing: Mohammad Asif

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Waqar Younis didn’t understand how to bowl with the brand new ball and he used to “cheat with the ball” to get reverse swing when the ball was older, former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif alleged.

Speaking in an interview on a Pakistani tv channel, Asif mentioned: “He (Waqar Younis) used to cheat with the ball to do reverse swing. He didn’t know how to bowl with the new ball in most of his career. He learned a bit about bowling a new ball in the twilight phase of his career.”

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Asif added that regardless of being often known as a practitioner of reverse swing, Waqar has by no means been ready to develop one other bowler who can good it. Waqar is at the moment the bowling coach of the Pakistan nationwide group.

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Asif mentioned, “You know him (Waqar) as a master of reverse swing but he never developed a single bowler who could bowl a perfect reverse swing. These people are in coaching for the last 20 years but they never produced quality bowlers. They lack consistency in making combinations. We have quantity, not quality bowlers.”

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