Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes has urged fans to stop comparing India’s Arshdeep Singh with Pakistan’s legend Wasim Akram as it will pressure the young Indian pacer. The left-arm pacer took 10 wickets in the ICC T20 World Cup.
“Stop comparing him with the legendary Wasim Akram, as it will put the pacer under pressure. He has a great future ahead of him but let him play,” said Rhodes.
According to him, Arshdeep has grown a lot in the last two years and is willing to learn.
“Arshdeep has become a different bowler in the last two years. He is a young bowler, who is willing to learn and listen,” he added.
The 53-year-old said Arshdeep swings the ball and is a dangerous bowler for the rivals, but he is not Wasim Akram.
“Let him be the best, Arshdeep Singh, not someone else.”
Arshdeep Singh plays for Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League.