The cricket world has produced some of the greatest bowlers in the history that no one can compete with.
However, South African ODI Captain AB Villiers believes that no one is even close to the Pakistani Legend Wasim Akram.
In an interview with the media ahead of his team’s ICC Champion Trophy match against Pakistan, he was questioned by a Journalist about his tweet in which he mentioned watching one of the videos of Wasim Akram on a TV Channel.
Amazing footage on Skysports2! @wasimakramlive was one seriously talented bowler. Crazy skill!
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) June 5, 2017
“Last night you tweeted something about Wasim Akram’s skills. How do you copare Pakistan’s bowling attack? Do you think there is any bowler who can be as threatning or as skillful as him,” asked a journalist during a press conference.
To which Villiers replied:
“No, no one. I haven’t seen a bowler as good as him.”
“It was just nice to watch the programme, and I felt that I needed to just get it out there. I get along with him well. He’s at Calcutta with the IPL every year, and we always have nice chats. And to actually get a bit of insight in the programme on how he used to bowl and what he was thinking while he was bowling is really nice,” said AB de Villiers.
“Obviously shared all of that with a lot of players in the past, not only with Pakistan players but a lot of players at the IPL. But that’s something you’re born with. It’s a natural skill that he was born with,” he said.
The South African captain said that he is not at all worried about Pakistan’s spin attack and his team is ready for Pakistani spinners.
“Yeah, two of the four are part-time spinners,” AB de Villiers said when a journalist referred to Pakistani bowlers spin strength.
“We have played against a a lot of opposition in the last, two, three years with two spinners in it. We just played a series against England now with a couple of spinners in at wrist spinner, also finger spinner,” he added.