Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi was seen bowling left-arm spin at the nets ahead of the team’s second Test against Australia in the historic series. The match will take place in Karachi after the first game ended in a dull draw.
Shaheen, usually seen outfoxing batters with his speedy deliveries, decided to try his hand at spin bowling. A video emerged where the left-armer was seen bowling with a rather clean bowling action.
As the video went viral, fans began noticing similarities in his bowling style to that of Indian all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja. Apart from the height difference, the eerie similarity caught everyone’s eye.
Watch Shaheen Afridi bowl left-arm spin here:
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Salman Butt defends Pindi surface after tame draw in first Test
A lot of excitement was generated among the fans after Australia toured Pakistan for the first time in 24 years. However, the surface that was provided at the Pindi cricket stadium left a sour taste in the month.
It was a belter of a track where the batters were heavily favored and the bowlers could only toil. Pakistan piled on 728 runs and lost only four wickets across two innings while Australia put up 459 on the board. Expectedly, the pitch came under heavy scrutiny but Salman Butt defended the same.
“Against South Africa, Hasan Ali performed brilliantly (five-wicket hauls in both innings) in Rawalpindi. So I don’t understand who is passing what information. Anyone who opens the stat will find out the truth. Pindi is a result-oriented pitch. In first-class matches, the games end here in 2.5 days,” Butt said on his YouTube channel.
“Please tell me what’s wrong with Pakistan pitches. Pitches aren’t bad; it’s the brains that are rotten. The people in power are not brave. Imam has been in the team since 2019. It’s 2022 now. You don’t have confidence in his abilities. Apart from him, Abdullah Shafique was selected after his performance in Bangladesh and the PSL. This game was treated as a practice game,” he further added.