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14th May 2005, 09:25
Can you imagine Afridi, Nazir, Malik and Razzaq being given three wild swings at balls pitched at full toss height and they only need to hit one of them out of the park!!
Sami, Akhtar, Rana, Irshaad, Yasir Ali and even Afridi would be quite pacy as pitchers too!
I seriously think that rather than 20/20 Pak should promote baseball instead and then we could show the Americans who the real WOrld champs are ;-)
14th May 2005, 09:27
The way Razzaq bats, is very close to baseball anyway.
Afridi would be a monster though. WHen he bowls, he can get a legspinner (when he rotates the wrist, not a seam up ball) up to around 126. Now if he could stand and peg the ball at the batsman, he'd get real pace
14th May 2005, 09:29
Read in last months Spin Magazine. They've crickets baseball starting 9. Afridi is the only Pakistani in it though
14th May 2005, 09:32
razzaq wouldnt have to worry about spin and would belt everything out of the park, altho his pitching would be a bit rubbish for sure!
14th May 2005, 09:38
Only a few players actually become pitchers
14th May 2005, 11:25
WEll, as we know, gilly was offered a contract by Red Sox. Contract worth millions infact. Afridi would be devastating and will go on to become their best if not best ever inshaAllah.
14th May 2005, 13:22
Who would be a better pitcher Akhtar or Lee. They both have fast arms and are both strong
14th May 2005, 13:25
Lee - his action is already nearly there :P
And while Shoaib has a bend, its due to hyper extension. The same cant be said about Lee
14th May 2005, 13:50
not a bad idea pakistan playing baseball!!!!!
14th May 2005, 14:12
afridi would be lethal
14th May 2005, 17:21
wid the mentality of our youngsters of trying to hit the ball out of the ground
u can expect a few laurels in base ball
14th May 2005, 17:41
And its a norm to get struck out occasionally or get caught in the deep so Afridi's style of play will not be criticised in the MLB at all.....
14th May 2005, 21:51
pak wil do great
wuld hit the balls miles away
Waqar's inswinging yorker
14th May 2005, 21:57
i play baseball quite often and it isnt that hard especially if u r a cricketer - just need to tweak the technique a bit - which is slightly different to cricket - but someone like afridi would rule.
The best player in the cricketing world at it for me would be chris gayle due to his foot positioning - ideal for baseball!
but the baseball bat is so much thinner
Waqar's inswinging yorker
15th May 2005, 06:36
it doesnt make a difference!! seriously - all in the mind - cricketers would be great at baseball!!
its like saying.. rashid latif would be a good goalkeeper.. which he probably would be anyways
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