Pace like Fire - Wasim Akram & Waqar Younis -reverse Swing

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Pace like Fire - Wasim Akram & Waqar Younis -reverse Swing

Postby hopeinj » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:38 pm

Sky Documentary... another Brilliant documentary...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDzR2UaPsLw

Enjoy!

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Re: Pace like Fire - Wasim Akram & Waqar Younis -reverse Swing

Postby raja » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:21 am

Thanks, Srini.
Will watch later.
Hope all's well with you and family?

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Re: Pace like Fire - Wasim Akram & Waqar Younis -reverse Swing

Postby raja » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:00 pm

Have just watched it.
Thoroughly enjoyed it, thanks.

Not only is is great to see such an enlightening discussion on reverse swing (and on Wasim & Waqar, of course) but also England cricketers admitting that it was called ball tampering then, cos they were just not good enough at it themselves. :-) Wasim & Waqar, having honed it to an art by then, were miles ahead of the others, who were still trying to figure out what was going on.

This is what I like about England cricketers. Alec Stewart, Atherton, Allan Lamb....

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Re: Pace like Fire - Wasim Akram & Waqar Younis -reverse Swing

Postby Boycs » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:51 pm

Is it a pace like fire clip or a fire in Babylon clip

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Re: Pace like Fire - Wasim Akram & Waqar Younis -reverse Swing

Postby raja » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:29 am

Boycs wrote:Is it a pace like fire clip or a fire in Babylon clip

This isn't about pace per se.
It is specifically about reverse swing, and about Wasim/Waqar in particular (and the controversies of the 1992 Pakistan tour of England).

Comments from Mike Selvey, Athers, Alec Stewart, Micky Stewart, Derek Pringle, Robin Smith, Rameez Raja and some others.

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Re: Pace like Fire - Wasim Akram & Waqar Younis -reverse Swing

Postby Paddles » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:28 am

Boycs wrote:Is it a pace like fire clip or a fire in Babylon clip


Fire in Babylon is WI quartet (bowling short n fast) - this is a Pace like Fire clip on Wasim n Waqar reverse swinging.
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At the toss Faf said to Finch that you lads can bat - Finch replied "no, no we can't-we really can't".

Finch then saw Travis Head and Darcy Short start put on sun screen and said "Getting a bit optimistic aren't you?"