Very sad that Pakistani pacers don’t seek advice from us on fast bowling: Shoaib Akhtar

first_imgVery sad that Pakistani pacers don’t seek advice from us on fast bowling: Shoaib AkhtarShoaib Akhtar revealed that India pacer Mohammed Shami called him after the Cricket World Cup in England, seeking tips from the former Pakistan speedster.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 8, 2019UPDATED: October 8, 2019 12:03 IST Shoaib Akhtar congratulated Mohammed Shami on his performance in the Vizag Test (Shoaib Akhtar YouTube video grab)HIGHLIGHTSShoaib Akhtar rued the fact that Indian bowlers call him to seek advice but Pakistanis don’tAkhtar said Mohammed Shami called him after the 50-over World Cup to seek tips on fast bowlingAkhtar congratulated Shami on his performance in the Vizag Test and said India deserved to be No.1 in the longest formatFast bowling legend Shoaib Akhtar is very sad that Pakistani pacers don’t seek any advice from him or from any other retired great that the country has produced, something which Indian bowlers do time and again, whenever they feel the need.Speaking on his YouTube channel, Shoaib Akhtar congratulated Mohammed Shami for his brilliant performance in the Vizag Test and went on to reveal that the Indian pacer had actually called him to seek advice on his bowling after the 50-over World Cup in England.”After India’s (50-over) World Cup disappointment, Shami called me up one day and said he was feeling sad that he could not do well for India. I told him not to lose heart but maintain fitness. I told him that the home series is coming and you will do well.”I told Shami that I want him to become a tearaway pacer, running through batting line-ups. He has seam and swing, besides that he has reverse swing which very few bowlers in the subcontinent have. I told him you can become king of reverse swing.”Now, you see what he has done, he has got wickets from a docile pitch (in Visakhaptnam). I am very happy for him,” Akhtar said in the 10-minute long video.Shami has in the past gone on record to thank Akhtar for his tips on fast bowling.But Akhtar, who picked 444 international wickets and played for Pakistan from 1997 to 2011, rued the fact that Indian bowlers call him to seek advice on fast bowling but Pakistanis don’t.advertisement”I feel very sad that Indian fast bowlers keep calling us to take tips and seek advice but our Pakistani pacers don’t ask. Nobody from the team has ever called me up to seek tips on how to increase your pace, arm-speed, run-up etc. Nobody is ready to ask.”Very sad that they don’t ask us on how to increase the pace. It is a sad scenario as far as my country is concerned.”Newcomers like Naseem Shah, Musa Khan and Haris Rauf… they can become the fastest bowlers in the world. I really wish they would come to me for advice. I want to make them tearaway fast bowlers so that they can make their own name in international cricket,” Akhtar said.Also Read | Told Mohammed Shami that I want him to become a tearaway pacer: Shoaib AkhtarAlso Read | 2nd T20I: Sri Lanka secure historic maiden series win over PakistanAlso Read | Rohit Sharma is the Inzamam-ul-Haq of India: Shoaib AkhtarFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Shoaib AkhtarFollow India vs South AfricaFollow Vizag TestFollow Mohammed Shamilast_img read more

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Text of the Feds statement after its meeting Wednesday

WASHINGTON — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labour market remains strong and that economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate. Job gains have been solid, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Although growth of household spending has picked up from earlier in the year, growth of business fixed investment has been soft. On a 12-month basis, overall inflation and inflation for items other than food and energy are running below 2 per cent. Market-based measures of inflation compensation remain low; survey-based measures of longer-term inflation expectations are little changed.Consistent with its statutory mandate, the Committee seeks to foster maximum employment and price stability. In light of the implications of global developments for the economic outlook as well as muted inflation pressures, the Committee decided to lower the target range for the federal funds rate to 2 to 2-1/4 per cent.This action supports the Committee’s view that sustained expansion of economic activity, strong labour market conditions, and inflation near the Committee’s symmetric 2 per cent objective are the most likely outcomes, but uncertainties about this outlook remain. As the Committee contemplates the future path of the target range for the federal funds rate, it will continue to monitor the implications of incoming information for the economic outlook and will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion, with a strong labour market and inflation near its symmetric 2 per cent objective.In determining the timing and size of future adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate, the Committee will assess realized and expected economic conditions relative to its maximum employment objective and its symmetric 2 per cent inflation objective. This assessment will take into account a wide range of information, including measures of labour market conditions, indicators of inflation pressures and inflation expectations, and readings on financial and international developments.The Committee will conclude the reduction of its aggregate securities holdings in the System Open Market Account in August, two months earlier than previously indicated.Voting for the monetary policy action were Jerome H. Powell, Chair; John C. Williams, Vice Chair; Michelle W. Bowman; Lael Brainard; James Bullard; Richard H. Clarida; Charles L. Evans; and Randal K. Quarles. Voting against the action were Esther L. George and Eric S. Rosengren, who preferred at this meeting to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 per cent.The Associated Press read more

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