Aakash Chopra picked 10 young players to watch out for in future
Cricket expert Aakash Chopra who is well-known for coming up with a variety of interesting opinions about the game has picked ten youngsters to watch out for in the next ten years. Aakash Chopra who closely follows cricketing activities and the progress of players has picked three Indians in his list of 10 young players to watch out for.
Aakash Chopra started the list by picking three Indian young players namely Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, and Yashasvi Jaiswal. While Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill have already got international exposure, Yashasvi Jaiswal hogged the limelight with his performance in the U-19 World Cup this year, where he ended up as the highest run-scorer in the team.
After picking three Indian lads, he picked three Pakistani cricketers. He picked bowlers Shaheen Shah Afridi and Naseem Shah and one batsman Haider Ali. Aakash Chopra heaped praises on Shaheen. He said: “The left-arm pacer is really fast. He made his debut in the Asia Cup and he keeps on growing in leaps and bounds.
He has a great height and can bowl the bowl full while swinging it. His speed is great and someone who can bowl full is bound to pick up wickets. The way his career graph is progressing, it looks like the future is his. We will probably be hearing this name even more as we go along”
He was all praises for Haider Ali. “Haider Ali is another player from Pakistan. He is a batsman of pedigree. He has already done well if you look at his trajectory. He made runs in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy which is their domestic tournament.
He is getting a lot of praise from all quarters. He is being compared to Babar Azam, even being called the next Babar Azam. We don’t know if he can become the next Babar Azam but if he becomes Haider Ali first it would be more than good enough.”
Australia’s Josh Phillipe, England’s Tom Banton, Afghanistan’s Noor Ahmed, and Proteas’ Gerald Coetzee are the other youngsters who made it to the list.
Aakash Chopra’s picks:
Shubman Gill (India), Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan), Tom Banton (England), Noor Ahmad (Afghanistan), Josh Philippe (Australia), Yashasvi Jaiswal (India), Gerald Coetzee (South Africa), Naseem Shah (Pakistan), Prithvi Shaw (India), Haider Ali (Pakistan)