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PCB: First Test is a great example of Test cricket’s beauty – Waqar Younis

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Photo Credit: Pakistan Cricket Board

Bowling Coach Waqar Younis praised the high quality competition in the thrilling first Test between West Indies and Pakistan while addressing a virtual media session with Pakistan media from Kingston, Jamaica on Tuesday.

“We would not get a better advertisement for the beauty of Test cricket. Both teams fought very well but unfortunately we didn’t avail some good opportunities at a crucial stage of the match which cost us at the end.”

Waqar Younis, Pakistan Men's Bowling Coach and former International on the first test between Pakistan and the West Indies

Photo Credit: LinkedIn profile photo of Waqar Younis

“The pitch was conducive to seam bowling and our pacers bowled really well. Undoubtedly, It was a low target that we had to defend yet we fought really hard and it was only some dropped catches that took the game away from us.”

Waqar Younis also admired the efforts of his bowlers, “I am very proud of my bowlers. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali bowled brilliantly. I have full confidence on the abilities of Mohammad Abbas. He was very impressive in the match but unfortunately he didn’t get many wickets.”

Waqar is also hopeful that Pakistan will stage a better show in the last Test match against the host nation commencing from 20 August.

“We must admire Babar Azam the way he kept his nerves and took some good decisions as captain in the last match.”

“Leggie Yasir Shah is a match winner and we are fortunate to have Nauman Ali as a good back-up spinner.”

“We will go with a positive mindset in the second game and try to do better.”

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