Pakistan is Brazil of cricket: Wasim Akram
Brazil is by far the most successful country in football history. They have won the crown of world football excellence five times. Australia has this achievement in cricket. They also won the Cricket World Cup five times. That is why Australia is commonly called as the Brazil of Cricket.
But Pakistan’s legendary pacer Wasim Akram, however, feels differently. According to him, the cricket’s Brazil is Pakistan. But that is not the case with the title. Rather than because of the innate talent spread like Brazil.
Former Australian cricketer and now renowned commentator Dean Jones had arranged a chat on his YouTube channel with Wasim. In this regard, Dean spoke of the innate talent of Pakistan. That’s why Wasim called Pakistan’s cricket Brazil.
Appreciating Pakistan cricket, Dean said, “Pakistan is a talent factory. In Australia we always say that Pakistan has a lot of talent. It’s just a matter of watching how you use them.” Hearing this, Wasim said, “innate talent … just like Brazil in cricket.”
During this time, praise for Pakistan’s cricket came from the mouth of the Dean. He went on to say,
“Pakistan brings a different taste to international cricket. Different fast bowlers like you (Wasim), Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar and of course Abdul Qadir, Mushtaq Ahmed – all of them are great bowlers. There are still many bowlers coming.”
To say that Dean came back to the pages of memories. He went back to the 1992 World Cup. Pakistan won the title for the first and yet last time. With that in mind, Dean added, “Cricket is like DNA. It may be too long ago. But in the late eighties, Imran took over and left England shattered in front of millions of spectators in Melbourne. It was really awesome.”