Shaheen Afridi
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Last Update on: February 10th, 2023 at 01:13 pm

Pakistan have gone through their ups and downs throughout the last year, with the side failing to win both the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup after reaching the finals of the tournament. However, no player would be perhaps more disappointed than Shaheen Shah Afridi who was ruled out with a knee injury before the crucial game.

Shaheen has been Pakistan’s go-to bowler in all formats of the game and it will be exciting to see the star player make a return to cricket as he gears up to lead the Lahore Qalandar in the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League 2023. 

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His injury has a major concern for Pakistan as the side were clean swept by the touring English side in the Test series last year. However, that was not the end of the misery as the team failed to get a win over New Zealand in the series after.

“It Is Tough When You Miss Your Home Games: Shaheen Shah Afridi

Shaheen Shah Afridi who will be making his much-awaited return recently talked about his injury in an interview, where he discussed his emotions while missing out on such crucial games for the national side.

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“It is tough when you miss your home games because of the injury. Before our Test home season, I even missed the seven England T20Is. I was more distressed about missing the Tests because I like Test cricket more. A bowler is measured on how he performs in Test cricket and I wanted to take wickets against England.”

“It came when I was watching the (Multan Test) match and our tailenders were not able to finish the game, I wanted to hit a few sixes there and finish the match for Pakistan. Also, when they (England) were scoring a lot of runs, I wanted to give my input with the ball.”

Shaheen Shah Afridi will return to action on the 13th of February in the upcoming season of PSL as Lahore Qalandars take on the Multan Sultans in the opening fixture of the tournament.


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