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Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood has admitted that he was highly impressed with pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi’s performance during the Asia Cup.
Afridi, 18, only featured in three games, but took four wickets at an average of 31.75.
Mahmood admitted that he was pleased to see Afridi rewarded for good bowling during the tournament, and added that he is confident the up-and-coming talent will become a regular face in the side going forward.
“One huge positive from the Asia Cup was the very impressive performances which we saw from Shaheen Shah Afridi,” Mahmood wrote in his blog for PakPassion. “He has the skills, is full of energy and is eager to learn and we saw the improvements he made when we introduced him into ODIs after his success in T20Is during the tri-series against Zimbabwe and Australia.
“It’s also great news for us that we are getting such excellent cricketers coming through our system and I am sure Shaheen has a bright future ahead of him in international cricket.”