“Undoubtedly The Future Pakistan Captain”: England Nice On Tempo Sensation

Shaheen Shah Afridi celebrates a wicket along with his Pakistan teammates.© AFP

Shaheen Shah Afridi has b.nete Pakistan’s premier pacer over the past couple of years, making his mark throughout all three codecs for the nationwide workforce in addition to within the Pakistan Tremendous League. His newest stint was within the County Championship, the place he picked 14 wickets in three matches. Former England pacer Darren Gough earmarked the 22-year-old left-arm seamer as a future captain for his nationwide workforce, citing his performances because the skipper for Lahore Qalandars. Afridi led the Qalandars to their maiden Pakistan Tremendous League title earlier this 12 months.

“Shaheen is a terrific expertise, he’s hungry for achievement, he’s very energetic, he loved being captain of the Qalandars, I believe he led them very properly with a great deal of enthusiasm,” Gough stated whereas talking to Cricket Pakistan.

“He’s positively the longer term Pakistan captain,” Gough stated.

He stated that Afridi is a “terrific expertise” and Pakistan have an “unbelievable cricketer” if he can match as much as the affect made by one other left-arm tempo nice from the nation, Wasim Akram.

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“Watching him for Middlesex, he is a terrific expertise who’s going to be round for an extended, very long time. And if he’ll be nearly as good as Wasim Akram, you have obtained yourselves an unbelievable cricketer. As a result of Akram for a lot of a few years was on the prime of his sport and the most effective cricketers on the earth,” he stated.

Shaheen Afridi has performed 24 Assessments, 30 ODIs and 40 T20Is for Pakistan up to now, choosing 95, 59 and 47 wickets within the three codecs respectively.

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