‘This guy inspired me to swing the ball’ – Trent Boult on his idol Wasim Akram

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

10th Sep, 2020. 02:08 pm
Trent Boult Wasim Akram

New Zealand left-arm bowler Trent Boult has revealed that his role model behind swinging the ball was Pakistan’s legendary player Wasim Akram.

On Instagram, Trent decided to hold a Question and Answer session to interact with his fans and followers. He was asked about his inspiration to become a fast bowler.

The seamer further answered “have a lot of idols but this guy definitely inspired me to swing the ball! No one could move the ball like he could!”

Moreover, “Swing of Sultan” featured in 104 Tests and took 414 wickets at an average of 23.62.

He is also the second-highest wicket-taker in ODI history as he claimed 502 wickets in 356 matches at an average of 23.52.

On the other hand, Boult, the number one ranked ODI bowler has picked 470 wickets in all three formats since his debut in 2011.

Earlier, Trent Bould had revealed that he has always idolised legendary Pakistan pacer, Wasim Akram.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) shared last year’s video on Boult’s birthday in which he admitted that he considers himself fortunate to have met the Pakistan legend a few times.

“I’ve always idolised Wasim Akram and what he’s done over the years and it’s been nice to have a couple of chances to rub shoulders with him and understand how he used to do it back in the day, and it’s all still very relevant,” Boult said.

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