Summers wants to learn from Wasim Akram


ISLAMABAD: Australian cricketer Aaron Summers Sunday said he is very excited to meet legendary paceman Wasim Akram in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) season and wants to gain more skills with the ball from the swing of sultan.

Summers, who has been signed by the Karachi Kings for the PSL, said he is very excited to meet Wasim Akram as he is an absolute genius with the ball and is a big figure in Pakistani cricket and I can learn something from him as well, said a press release issued here.

“I am very excited to be the part of the PSL, it is one of the biggest leagues in the world. The experience of playing the first game in the Big Bash was exciting,” he said.

Summers, who was brought up in Perth, said bowling on dry pitches in UAE would be a big challenge.

“I have never been to UAE or Pakistan before but I have played in the heat and humidity in Darwin, so hopefully that helps me. I am well aware the pitches won’t bounce as much and will be slower so I am going to be using my slower balls to good effect,” he said.

Summers, love fast bowling and follows most of the fast bowlers who bowled over 150kph.

“My favourite fast bowlers while growing up were express bowlers like Shaun Tait, Shoaib Akhtar, Mitchell Johnson and Brett Lee. I loved watching them as I always wanted to bowl fast,” he said.

Nobody knew Summers until he clocked 150kph in his Big Bash debut for Hobart Hurricane on December 21, 2017.

Despite returning a lackluster 3-0-31-0 figures against Melbourne Renegades, Summers caught the eyes for consistently hitting 150plus on the speed gun. In late November 2018, he was thrown in the deep against batting powerhouse of India, conceding 95 and 25 in wicket-less overs in a four-day game.