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Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that Pakistan left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi will “play in many more semi-finals” in his career.
Vaughan’s comments come after Afridi finished with figures of 6-35 off 9.1 overs in Pakistan’s 94-run win over Bangladesh in their World Cup clash at Lord’s on Friday.
The 19-year-old not only became the youngest bowler to take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match, but he also registered the best figures by a Pakistan player in a World Cup game.
Afridi only featured in five matches for Pakistan in this World Cup, but he caught fire after a slow start and ended up taking 16 wickets at a superb average of 14.62.
Despite Afridi’s efforts with the ball, Pakistan could not qualify for the semi-finals as they had to beat Bangladesh by over 300 runs.
Shaheed Afridi will play in many more Semi finals .. Shame he isn’t playing in this years WC .. #CWC19 ..
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 5, 2019
“Shaheen Afridi will play in many more semi-finals. Shame he isn’t playing in this year’s [semi-finals at the] World Cup,” Vaughan said on Twitter.