Afghanistan’s middle order batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi has frequently stated his admiration for Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara and voiced his desire to model his batting stance like the prolific wicketkeeper-batsman.
Recently, the youngster got a chance to interact with his cricketing hero as Sangakkar is performing commentating duties in the ICC World Cup. Reflecting on his once in a lifetime meeting with one of the greatest batsmen the world has ever seen, Shahidi tweeted his utmost respect for Sangakkara and shared that the former cricketer shared some invaluable tips on batting.
Reciprocating the kindness shown by Shahidi, Sangakkara also replied by praising the Afghan batter’s skillset and advising him to work harder in order to achieve the required level of success. Shahidi top-scored for his team with 76 in the 150-run defeat against England.