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Wasim Akram is the greatest left-arm seamer to have played the sport. For any left-arm bowler to get to spend some time with the master of swing is an invaluable experience, even if you happen to be the son of the greatest batsman. Akram , the mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sachin Tendulkar, the batting mentor of Mumbai Indians (MI) are in opposite camps, when their sides clash on Thursday in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. But that didn’t stop the Pakistani legend to pass on some crucial bowling tips to Tendulkar’s son Arjun.

Akram was seen giving bowling tips to Arjun at the Wankhede nets as Tendulkar stood by and watched his son’s progress. In a report from IANS, the 48-year-old cricket bowling legend said, “I met Arjun last summer in England, he played an exhibition game there. He was bowling and I was standing at mid-on. And I think he got Brian Lara out. He is just 15 years old, he is very keen, he is a left-arm medium pacer. I spoke to him about his action and about his swing and also about his fitness which is very very crucial. He is very eager and that is a good thing.”

That was not all, a report in Mid-Day says that young Arjun also got fielding lessons from South African great Jonty Rhodes, who is considered to be the greatest fielder of all-times. Arjun has been playing junior cricket in Mumbai for the last few years and his progress is being very closely monitored.