A religious touch to fast bowling: Anwar preaches as Akram teaches

The bearded Anwar, dressed in a flowing white robe and wearing a skull cap, spent nearly 30 minutes with the group of 23 players, as Akram and the national team's head coach, Dav Whatmore listened from a distance.

updated: April 25, 2013 15:38 IST
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Karachi: The Pakistani pace bowlers training at a specialised camp under the supervision of former captain, Wasim Akram, were on Thursday given a religious sermon by ex-opener Saeed Anwar.

In an surprise development, Anwar, a devout muslim, visited the National Stadium with a group of religious preachers including former pop star, Junaid Jamshed, to deliver the sermon.

"The idea of talking to the players was to tell them how important it is as a muslim for us to follow the teachings of Islam. I told them they can improve as human beings and become better players if they followed the principles of Islam in their life," Anwar said.

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