Pakistan is cricket Brazil due to raw talent: Wasim Akram
LAHORE: Former Australian hitter Dean Jones and pakistani bowling fast great Wasim akram noted the talent pool Pakistan brings Cricket , and the latter affirms that the country is for sport what Brazil is for soccer.
You (Pakistan) are the talent factory. In Australia we always used to say that Pakistan is so talented, it's just a matter of how to take advantage of it, Jones said in an interaction with Wasim.
"Raw talent, it's like Brazil of Cricket ," Wasim said in reply.
Jones noted the innovations that Pakistan players, particularly bowlers, have brought into Cricket over the years.
"Pakistanis bring different techniques to international Cricket , different attitudes fast bowlers like yourself (Wasim) and Waqar (Younis), Shoaib (Akhtar), and of course Abdul (Qadir) and Mushi ( Mushtaq Ahmed ) and all these great bowlers that are coming even now, he said.
Jones noted that while Cricket was always big in the country but the team's dominance in the 1980's and their victory in the 1992 World Cup were important catalysts.
Cricket is in the DNA, it's been great for a long time, but it really started to get big in the late 80's when Imran took over, when you tore England apart in front of 100,000 people at MCG (in 1992) it was amazing he said .