Left-arm paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi has continued to grow in stature ever since he made his debut in international cricket. Having ended as Pakistan’s second-leading wicket-taker in the ICC World Cup, Shaheen is now part of his team’s playing XI engaged in the historic Rawalpindi Test against Sri Lanka.
Talking about his guidance and constant process of learning from the best in the business during a press conference, Shaheen claimed incumbent Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis was a great teacher.
Despite criticism directed at Waqar, 19-year-old Shaheen heaped praise on the former speedster for helping him succeed.
“It is hard to finish early with four fast-bowlers but we will still try to finish things early by taking wickets. Waqar Younis is my ideal coach. He guides me every step of the way and I get to learn a lot in the process,” Shaheen told reporters.