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PCB ascertained auspicious pacer from isolated area

The left-arm pacer, Akif Javed has inspired everyone by his master piece performance in domestic cricket in a very short period of time. Akif is all set to be the part of ACC emerging teams Aisa Cup to be held in Bangladesh in November.

As revealed by press release of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Akif has been digged out from NCA isolated areas. Due to his tremendous performance so far, the pacer has already made his place in emerging team squad.

The Karak-born brought some noticeable impression in the recently held National T20 tournament in Faisalabad where he represented some huge scalps. He took nine wickets in seven games, including figures of three for 16 for one game for Balochistan

Like every other boy, the pacer has stated his way towards cricket from street cricket. His talent staged him to the camp held at NCA, Lahore. The camp was held for remote areas and Akif ended up inspiring management by his master piece performance. Thus, he made his place on the basis of his merit.

The left-arm pacer uncovered that Mohammad Amir was his preferred bowler. He said that he drew quite a bit of his motivation from quick bowling incredible Shoaib Akhtar and wanted to reflect the legend’s pace sometime in the future as well.

“Among the present lot, Mohammad Amir is my favourite bowler. I want to swing the ball like he does at a good pace,” he told the PCB.

“I was inspired by Shoaib Akhtar and started playing cricket as I wanted to emulate his feats. I entered the National T20 with the aim of becoming the fastest bowler in the world. My most memorable wicket of the tournament was Mohammad Hafeez’s.”

He has improved his speed, accuracy and learned the techniques of bowling under the local coaches of NCA. Akif adulated the instructing staff at the NCA for their part in his development as a player just as his improved wellness.

Akif Javed practicing his bowling skills under coaches of NCA, Lahore

Akif Javed practicing his bowling skills under coaches of NCA, Lahore

“The coaches at NCA worked really hard with me. I was taught about the basics of bowling and that helped me immensely in my performances in the National T20. I was also told about the importance of fitness and the training that I did at the academy has been of great benefit,” he said.

“The Remote Areas camp helped many youngsters like me and we might see many other stars emerge from these activities in the future.”


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