Shaheen Afridi took four wickets in the first match between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup. He put the Indian team on the back foot by dismissing Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Pakistan's fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has warned Team India before the match against India.
Shaheen had taken four wickets in the first match between the two teams in this tournament. He had pushed Team India on the backfoot in the beginning by dismissing Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. After this, he came in the last overs and took two wickets and did not allow the Indian team to play even the full 50 overs. Team India was successful in scoring 266 runs on the basis of excellent innings of Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya.
Now both the teams will face each other in the Super Four round of the tournament. Before this match, Shaheen Afridi has warned Team India. 23-year-old Afridi said on Friday that every match against India is special and people watch it a lot. Before playing Under-16 cricket, I used to wait for this match as a fan. I can't say it's my best spell so far. This is just the beginning and there will be more, so the best is yet to come.
With his ability to swing the ball both ways, Shaheen leads one of the finest fast bowling attacks in the world. He said, "If you play all three formats for Pakistan at such a young age and handle the new ball, then people expect similar performance from you.
The six feet and six inches (1.98 m) tall Shaheen suffered a serious knee injury last year but made a strong comeback in Sri Lanka in July. Shaheen, who has taken 105 wickets in 27 Test matches, said, It's your match time that helps you improve. These Test matches against Sri Lanka recently made me better because I bowled long spells and fielded all day. Of. This cleared all doubts. Knee Injury.
Shaheen has never played cricket in India. Bilateral cricket relations are at a standstill due to political tensions between the neighbours. He is keen to perform well when Pakistan takes on hosts India in the much-awaited World Cup match in Ahmedabad on October 14.
Pakistani bowler Shaheen Afridi and his fellow fast bowlers Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf have taken 23 wickets so far for their team in the Asia Cup. Shaheen said, 'We know our role with the new and old ball. Harris is faster than us and impresses with his pace. Naseem and I try to achieve quick success. The communication between us is good. And this is the reason for our success.
We have discussed with all the foreign players who have played in the IPL (Indian Premier League). I think our wickets in Pakistan or pitches in Dubai will also be similar. The spinners will probably get more help. We will bowl the ball at a good length. As the number one (ODI) team, our team is performing well. We have prepared well.
Shaheen is married to one of the daughters of former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and said he talks to the former all-rounder before every big match.
I try to know his mind before a big match and include him in my plans because he was a big-match player. He talks simply and says 'just play your cricket,'" Shaheen said.