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This young Pakistan pacer, Yasir Jan, can bowl with both hands

New Delhi, Sep 24: We saw in amazement how a young Sri Lankan spinner during U-19 World Cup bowling with both the hands.

Now, you would be shocked to know that a young ambidextrous pacer from Pakistan is grabbing headlines for his talent of bowling in excess of 135 kmph with either hands.

This young Pakistan pacer, Yasir Jan, can bowl with both hands

The youngster's bowling with right arm resembles Dale Steyn's while he seems Mohammed Amir while using his left arm.

Yasir Jan, a 20-year-old pacer from Pakistan's Charsadda, has developed a knack of switch-bowling. His unique talent has left all spellbounded, including former Pakistan pacer Aqib Javed.

(Under-19 WC: Meet Sri Lanka's wonder spinner who can bowl with both hands)

Jan is reported to have been a discovery during a talent hunt organised by Pakistan Super League franchise Lahore Qalandars.

Videos of him doing generating such a speed of 140 kmph with his right hand while generating a pace of 135 kmph with his left hand are going viral.

In an interview to Skysports, the prodigy was quoted as saying, "I was always interested in playing cricket but this idea of bowling with either arm was something that I started for fun at the age of eight and have never looked back since. This then became an obsession for me and I have continued to develop this style without any help from anyone.

The youngster even hopes that ICC changes its rules so that it becomes easy for a bowler to switch arms without telling the batsmen.

"Just like Kevin Pietersen can switch his hands for a switch hit, I as a bowler should also be allowed to change the bowling hand without having to announce it first as it takes away the surprise element. I would really hope that the ICC will make that change to the laws in the near future," he further said.

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Story first published: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 14:39 [IST]
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