Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has given another sensational statement. The former speedster has stated that former South Africa captain started crying while facing former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif. Akhtar further added that even VVS Laxman was clueless against then-Pakistan pacer.

"Even bigger than Wasim Akram, the guy that I've seen bowling is Mohammad Asif. I have actually seen batsmen crying while facing Asif. Laxman once said 'how will I face this guy', AB de Villiers literally started crying during the Asian Test Championship," Akhtar said while speaking on Sports Today.

Akhtar praised Jasprit Bumrah for his smart and clever bowling.

"But I think after Asif, Bumrah is the smartest fast bowler presently. People were doubtful about his fitness in Test cricket, even I was watching him closely. He has a quick bouncer, is deceptive and sharp and a good character this guy is," Akhtar said.

He has previously lauded the Indian bowler, stating that he is getting the ball swing like Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.

"He (Bumrah) is probably India's first fast bowler, who checks the wind speed and wind direction rather than how much grass has been left on the track. This thing used to be the art of Pakistanis, we used to know how you could play with the wind," Akhtar said.

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