Pakistan pace legend and IPL 2012 champion coach Wasim Akram visited Luton for the first time to conduct a fast bowling masterclass at Barnfield South Academy last Sunday.
The Cricket Plus Academy held the event at the Rotheram Avenue campus and Akram and Faisal Khan, pictured here, were welcomed by principal Catherine Bar, vice principal John Lincoln and area youth worker Taj Hussain.
Akram worked on the basics of fast bowling with the talented youngsters and passed on some invaluable tips to the batsmen too. He also demonstrated his traditional in-swinging yorker.
He said: “I was so pleased to see the young talent in both sessions and appreciate the time the parents and coaches spend on their children and students to achieve their cricketing goals.
“I hope they will follow the basics I taught them to improve their bowling skills further.
“They all have lots to achieve and I wish them all the best and look forward to seeing them again in the future.”
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Wasim focused on the basics of the fast bowling which included the grip, run up, action and the follow through. He worked with the passionate cricketers on one-on-one basis as well as delivered lectures and fast bowling demo in groups. Along with fast bowlers, Wasim also gave some invaluable tips to the batsmen.
Wasim said; I always enjoy working at Cricket Plus Academy. They are very professional and always try their best to provide the best training and facilities to all aspiring and the established cricketers. I was so pleased to see the young talent in both sessions and appreciate their parents and coaches, the time they spend on their children/students to achieve their cricketing goals.
I hope the basics I taught them; they will follow them all the way to improve their bowling skills further. They all have lots to achieve and I wish them all the best and look forward to see them again in future.
Wasim will be back at Cricket Plus Academy next year to conduct some more exciting Master Classes.
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