“Nobody has such a strong bowling line-up” – Shahid Afridi’s on Pakistan
By SMCS - May 29, 2024 10:50 am
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Former Pakistan player Shahid Afridi said that Pakistan have a formidable bowling attack for the upcoming 2024 T20 World Cup. He added that the Pakistan pacers make their bowling attack the best in the world. He also added that the side have enough talent on the bench also.

Pakistan team

Praising the skills of the team’s fast bowling unit, Shahid Afridi said in a video posted by the International Cricket Council (ICC): “I think in any cricket team in the world, nobody has such a strong bowling line-up. All our four fast bowlers have a lot of skill and even the bowlers sitting on the bench like Abbas (Afridi) have a lot of skill with a good slower ball. If the players with such good skills enter this World Cup against world-class batters they will perform well. All the names will also have a huge responsibility over them.”

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Notably, Shahid Afridi was named an ambassador for the 2024 T20 World Cup. He joined veteran players like Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle and Usain Bolt. However, Pakistan are currently playing a four-match T20I away series against England to gear up for the mega event. The first match was washed out due to rain, while they suffered a 23-run defeat in the second as well.

Shadab Khan

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s leg-spinner Shadab Khan registered his worst-ever T20I bowling figures, giving away 55 runs from four overs in the second T20I against England. Shahid Afridi shared that he had a conversation with Shadab following the dismal show. Sharing details of his chat with the spinner, the veteran told a Pakistani news channel:

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“I need Shadab to deliver with the ball. Whenever he has performed with the ball, Pakistan have won. I have watched all of his matches in the past. We had a detailed chat yesterday, I asked him who is guiding him or if there is something he is not doing, how are you making such mistakes is there no one to tell you? I called yesterday because I know he is going through a difficult time so I always try to help and motivate players who are having a hard time. Similarly, I talked with Shadab about what he is doing wrong and I hope that if he does [what he discussed] in training sessions, you will see the difference.” Shahid Afridi concluded.