Pakistan’s teenage pace sensation Shaheen Afridi reached England to participate in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 event as a trump card of the national team. However, the five-game ODI series against England witnessed him losing his form only to allow Shaheen to make a magical comeback in the mega-event.
As a result, the cricketing world has fallen in love with the grit of the 19-year old player. After former West Indian pacer Ian Bishop, it was the turn of ex Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq to land accolades on the left-arm quick. In the 5 games of the championship, the adroit pacer claimed 16 wickets at 14.62 to end as the second-highest wicket-taker for the boys in green.
Having shown so much promise and mental strength, the 45-year old admitted that Shaheen could become a leading pacer come the 2023 World Cup. The Mianwali born who was earlier found critical of Shaheen lauded his impressive comeback and considers it as a massive positive for Pakistan’s future. In addition to that, he urged the Khyber Agency born cricketer to keep working hard to remain destined for greatness.