Shaheen Afridi: Top batters from across the world do not want to face Pakistan’s pace spearhead Shaheen Afridi, according to bowling coach Shaun Tait. Tait also outlined the reasons why hitters find facing Shaheen to be scary.
Shaheen has been Pakistan‘s primary pacer in recent years because of his position among the selectors and team management across all forms. The ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2021 award, the coveted Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, was also given to the left-arm speedster.
The world’s best batters sometimes feel uncomfortable facing Shaheen shah Afridi because of his presence while he is standing at the top of his mark, rather than his pace.
Shaheen Afridi: Now A Time Even Finest Batsmen Afraid To Face Him- Shaun Tait
Shaheen, meantime, has been playing consistently over the past several months and also found time to briefly play for Middlesex in the 2022 County Championship. This year has been successful for the tall fast bowler both individually and collectively, in addition to winning the ICC award for individual achievement.
“The way the crowd gets involved when he is bowling is all that theater. Most right-handers know they will be tested with an in-swinger but still, they don’t have any answers to it.” Shaun Tait.
In February, the Lahore Qalandars, led by him as captain, defeated the defending champion Multan Sultans to win their first PSL championship. Afridi has been in excellent form over the past couple of years.
And his game-winning performance against India in the T20 World Cup in the UAE in 2021 immediately gained him recognition. He eliminated the Men in Blue’s renowned top order, which included players like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli. That enabling Pakistan to defeat India for the first time in a World Cup.
Shaheen Afridi: His Career
A fast bowler for the Pakistan national cricket team, Shaheen Shah Afridi is a professional cricketer from Pakistan. In April 2018 he made his international debut for Pakistan. And in December 2018 he played in his first Test match for his country.
He was selected for Pakistan’s World Cup of Cricket team in April 2019. Shaheen recorded statistics of 6/35 on July 5, 2019. In the match against Bangladesh, making him the youngest bowler to capture a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match.
Additionally, this bowler for Pakistan had the best bowling statistics ever in a World Cup game. The International Cricket Council (ICC) designated Afridi the team’s rising star after the World Cup. Afridi’s first five-wicket haul in Test cricket came in December 2019 during the second Test match against Sri Lanka.
Which took place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Afridi received the International Cricket Council’s Cricketer of the Year award in January 2022. In 36 international matches in 2021, he claimed 78 wickets.