A national treasure, Akhtar on Pakistan player who bashes humongous sixes

Shoaib Akhtar said Shahid Afridi is a national treasure

Shoaib Akhtar said Shahid Afridi is a national treasure

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Legendary Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar has called iconic all-rounder Shahid Afridi a “national treasure”.

Akhtar said this during a question and answer session with fans on Twitter.

Afridi played 27 Tests and scored 1,716 runs, which included five centuries, at an average of 36.51. He also took 48 wickets at an average of 35.60.

The 40-year-old also appeared in 398 ODIs, amassing 8,064 runs, which included six centuries, at an average of 23.57. As for his bowling, he claimed 395 wickets at an average of 34.51.

He also represented his country in 99 Twenty20 Internationals and accumulated 1,416 runs at an average of 17.92 and 98 wickets at an average of 24.44.

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