Shaheen Shah Afridi stole the limelight with a splendid performance in Pakistan’s final game at the World Cup, as the teenage pace sensation rattled Bangladesh’s batting lineup to return figures of 6/35 at the iconic venue of Lord’s.
An exceptional spell of swing bowling, the youngster deservedly earned the man of the match award at the end of the game and expressed immense satisfaction at his achievement. Talking in the post-match presentation, Shaheen credited his seniors for guiding him and instilling a sense of belief. He also singled out bowling coach Azhar Mahmood for disseminating his expertise.
“Whenever the senior guys tell me to bowl a yorker, I try to bowl one. Their experience is very helpful. It was a slow wicket and we saw Mustafizur bowling a lot of cutters and I tried to do the same. I want to dedicate this award to my Abbu,” an excited Shaheen spoke in the aftermath of his side’s consolatory win.