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Bowling coach Waqar Younis believes that left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi “will be a handful for Pakistan in the coming years”.
Waqar’s prediction about Afridi comes after the 20-year-old has already established himself as the spearhead of Pakistan’s pace attack.
Afridi has been in red-hot form lately and has continued to shine in the ongoing ODI series against Zimbabwe.
In the first ODI on Friday, he took figures of 5-49 off his 10 overs to lead Pakistan to a 26-run win.
Even though he didn’t take any wickets in the second ODI on Sunday, he kept it tight as he only conceded 36 runs from his 10 overs.
“T20Is, ODIs and Tests are all different formats and [the] good thing about Shaheen Shah Afridi is that he is able to learn and adapt quickly to all those formats,” Waqar was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “As you would have seen in these ODIs that he has adjusted really well and the way he is taking wickets, he will be a handful for Pakistan in the coming years.”