Mushtaq’s masterclass leaves Academy youngsters in a spin

Saqlain Mushtaq at the masterclass
Saqlain Mushtaq at the masterclass

Pakistan cricket legend Saqlain Mushtaq conducted a coaching masterclass at Barnfield South Academy recently.

The session took place at the Rotheram Avenue campus and Mushtaq, 38, who took more than 200 Test wickets for his country, worked on the basics of spin bowling as well as batting and fielding.

The younger age group were treated to a special guest appearance by current Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal.

Mushtaq said: “It was good, the cricketers were so passionate, so it was quite exciting and an honour for me.

“The parents, they were also so passionate, so it was a good two hours.

“We had good fun where we did a bit of basic techniques of fast bowling, spin bowling and batting, before having a six-a-side six over game.”

The day was set up by the Beds Cricket Academy who can be found on Twitter @BedsCricAcademy in partnership with International Cricketers Association.

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