first_imgAaqib even termed 37-year-old Ashish Nehra as a short Aaqib even termed 37-year-old Ashish Nehra as a short term solution to Indias fast bowling problems. “The best part about T20 cricket is that you can play this format for a long time even if you have aged. What do you need to do in a T20? Just bowl 24 deliveries and field for 16 overs. You dont need any extra-ordinary fitness for playing T20. Ashish has experience and thats helping him. But I believe, he will struggle even in 50 overs leave aside days cricket,” he said. He is ready to forgive Mohammed Aamir but said his stance about corrupt practices remains the same. Asked if he has forgiven Aamir, Aaqib said: “Forgiving or not forgiving is a different issue. That he has been forgiven is the reason he is again playing the game and people are getting entertained. “Nothing wrong in that but if someone in future does like what all Aamir did, my stance will remain the same as this is bad stuff and we should discourage these things. But I am not stubborn, now that he is back. Okay lets move on and give him a chance.” Aaqib is more unhappy at the thought of what he (Aamir) could have achieved in the five years he lost. “What he showed in the past few matches, I am feeling so bad. In five years, he has missed 200 Test wickets and should have been leading Pakistan attack by now. He will in any case lead Pakistan attack for next 10 years. “But had he not lost those five years, there was a possibility that he might have surpassed Wasim Akram with his qualities. But if he has been repentant and learnt from his mistakes, hope he will serve Pakistan cricket for long,” he concluded. PTI KHS PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img

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