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Shaheen fond of healthy rivalry with Naseem
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Shaheen fond of healthy rivalry with Naseem

The exciting pace duo of Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah has grown in stature over the past few months. Shaheen, in particular, has already made a mark on the international arena with his consistent bowling heroics while Naseem is fast rising to the quality standards required at the apex level.

Still early days for the two, they have emerged as the leading pace bowlers in Pakistan’s Test team and are most likely to resume their lethal bowling partnership against Bangladesh. Talking about his camaraderie with Naseem, Shaheen compared the two’s healthy rivalry to the one between legendary swing bowlers Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.

"It is a healthy rivalry to have. It is something that Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis also had. This not only brings out the best performances from us but also helps the team”- Shaheen said in a video uploaded by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).