He’s tall, swings the ball and gets extra bounce, Waqar hails Pakistan rising star with wonderful talent

Waqar Younis hails rising star Shaheen Shah Afridi since he is tall, can swing the ball and gets extra bounce

Waqar Younis: “He swings the ball at a really good pace. If you are tall and you can swing the ball, can get extra bounce then that gives you a big edge”

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Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis has called left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi a “wonderful talent” since he is tall, swings the ball and gets extra bounce.

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, the 20-year-old kept it tight as he only conceded 36 runs from his 10 overs.

“Shaheen is a wonderful talent without any doubt, he’s a great learner and a great listener,” Waqar was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “He swings the ball at a really good pace. If you are tall and you can swing the ball, can get extra bounce then that gives you a big edge.

“Since his trip to Australia last year, he has learnt a lot, he has much better control and is getting better and better. I am really proud of him in the way he is bowling and getting better with time.”

Pakistan won the second ODI by six wickets and now have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

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