Pakistan Cricket Team is currently in tatters as their batting hasn’t fired. The team has been over-dependent on Babar Azam & Mohammad Rizwan to score every time due to which the rest of the batters are not able to accelerate. In the absence of Shaheen Afridi; the bowling lineup looked a bit fragile.
The left-arm pacer has missed the Asia Cup 2022 and the recently concluded Pakistan vs England T20I Series. He is the X factor of the team as he has the knack for changing the game in a single over. The youngster has been present around the team since 2018 when he was 18 and in a short period, the pacer has become the big thing in World Cricket.
Ramiz Raja on Shaheen Afridi
Ramiz Raja was seen interacting with Dawn and made a statement about Shaheen Afridi. “Shaheen se mere parso baat hui thi. Woh kehe rahein hain ki baare arse me nehi huya hu. So progress bohit acha hain. Doctors ne videos bhijwayi hui he. 90 per cent pe hain. Wohi samajhte he ki woh fit he and battle ready honge. Kyunki yeh knee injury jo hotein he woh baare technical and nazuk hotein he. So humara yeh opinion tha ki jab tak woh 110 per cent fit na ho jae hum risk nehi lenge. But Shaheen kehe rahe hain ji iss waqt woh 110 per cent fit he. Aur bole ki woh practice matches khelenge and India keliye bilkul taiyar rahunga.” Ramiz said.
Stern Test for Shaheen Afridi
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja would be aware of the fact that the left arm pacer is coming back from the injury. Making a comeback after an injury is never easy especially for a fast bowler. The pacer will have to make the most of the Warm Up Matches as those would be crucial.
Shaheen would be roaring to get back into the field. Skipper Babar Azam will have to be smart here as using him in 3 spells could prove risky. Bowling Coach Shaun Tait’s role would be vital here. It won’t be wrong to say that Shaheen has been Pakistan’s trump card.
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