Shaheen Afridi entered the record books against Bangladesh as he became the youngest bowler to pick a six-wicket haul in World Cup history. The high-flying fast-bowler is one of the major positives for Pakistan from their World Cup campaign.
Pakistan has a rich history of producing quality left-arm pacers and they may have found another Wasim Akram in shape of young Shaheen. The ‘Sultan of Swing’, Wasim himself is impressed with Shaheen’s talent and sees him as a future Pakistani star.
“Definitely, Shaheen is one for the future, a beacon of light for the next generation of fast bowlers. Shaheen is hard-working and a quick learner so these traits will take him to places,” Wasim said.
However, Wasim questioned the team management’s decision for not playing Shaheen until the fourth match since he is a wicket-taking bowler. Shaheen had played his first ever World Cup match against Australia in Taunton on June 12 but he was overlooked for the game against India after conceding 2 for 70.