Wasim Akram says that Raw talent in Pakistan is like Brazil of Cricket.
“You (Pakistan) are the talent factory. In Australia we used to say that Pakistan have so much talent. In Australia we don’t have kids playing till 24 or 25 but you have kids playing at 7, 8, 9 and 16,” Jones said.
“Pakistanis bring different techniques to international cricket, different attitudes fast bowlers like yourself (Wasim) and Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar, and of course Abdul Qadir and Mushtaq Ahmed and all these great bowlers that are coming through even now,” he said.
Jones, who is the Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Karachi Kings coach, noted that while cricket was always big in the country but the team’s dominance in the 1980’s and their victory in the 1992 World Cup were important catalysts.
“It’s been great for a long time but really started to turn big time in the late 80s when Imran Khan took over, when you rip England apart in front of a 100 thousand people at MCG (in 1992) was amazing,” he added.