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Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja believes that batsman Babar Azam and left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi have become World Cup heroes.
Azam has been Pakistan’s best batsman in the tournament as he has scored 378 runs in seven matches, which includes a century and two fifties, at an average of 63.
As for Afridi, he has taken 10 wickets in four games at an average of 19.90.
“It’s like 1992 in the sense we’re finding new heroes too. In that tournament, it was Wasim Akram; now it’s the likes of Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi,” Ramiz told the International Cricket Council (ICC) as quoted by The News International. “It’s all looking in good shape. They have the combination of that spirit, talent and the fans behind them. They have to just express themselves.”
With Pakistan having defeated Afghanistan, they will now have to beat Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday to have any chance of reaching the last four.