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Shahid Afridi locates the dearth of power-hitters in Pakistan

Shahid Afridi locates the dearth of power-hitters in Pakistan

Pakistan’s struggles in the power-hitting department are no secret. Since the retirements of the all-rounders like Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq, the boys in green have lacked in this department. To counter this issue, Pakistan tried many power-hitters, but they are yet to find someone who can do it properly and consistently at the International level.

Even in the recent whitewash in the T20I series against Sri Lanka, Pakistan clearly lacked the ability to clear the ropes. All this frustrated the former captain Shahid Afridi who comes across as one of the cleanest strikers of the cricket ball. 

In a recent video, the 39-year old highlighted that Pakistan needs to include strong hitters who can change the game in a jiffy.

The Khyber Agency born player gave the examples of players like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as he urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to locate and develop players like them. 

With the T20 World Cup not being far away, the green team will have to address their power-hitting concerns if they are to compete well with other units.