Former captain, Shahid Afridi is the face of Pakistan cricket after spending nearly two decades creating headlines in the cricket world. Afridi’s immense popularity across the globe meant that he inspired many of the younger crop of players.
Currently playing in the Global T20 Canada, Afridi is serving as a source of inspiration for the local Canadian youth, who idolize him. One such example is local bowler Junaid Siddiqui, who has modelled his action after the star all-rounder.
Both players are representing Brampton Wolves in the ongoing competition. Siddiqui’s spell created a buzz on Twitter as he went for just 23 runs off 23 deliveries against the Vancouver Knights. The flamboyant all-rounder has a huge following and Siddiqui’s new action is a testament to the impact Afridi has on young cricketers in the world.