Former English fast bowler Ian Pont, who currently runs a fast bowling academy in England, has shared that they use video clips of Pakistan’s emerging fast bowler Muhammad Zeeshan to motivate young talents at their academy.
In a recent podcast on social media, Ian Pont mentioned that we use his video clips to demonstrate the correct way to bowl. We’ve just begun featuring Muhammad Zeeshan for our bowlers here.
Pont also mentioned two things about Zeeshan. Firstly, he has a powerful arm pull. If you pause a video of him bowling, you’ll notice that when he takes his arm back, it goes straight back to the side screen. Because he’s 6 feet 8 inches tall, his wingspan is wider than others, creating a massive catapult effect, which is a good thing.
Secondly, Pont highlighted an issue. When Zeeshan bowls, after releasing the ball, his upper body tends to lean towards cover point or extra cover, making it look like he’s almost moving backward and sideways down the pitch. The 17-year-old rising, tall, fast bowler showed his fast bowling skills during the recent U19 Asia Cup, where he took 6 wickets against Nepal and 4 crucial wickets against India, contributing to the team’s victory in both matches.
Zeeshan is currently playing in the U19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa, where he displayed a crucial performance in bowling that contributed to a match-winning effort for the team as he took three crucial wickets in the first game against Afghanistan.