Want to be like Wasim Akram, young Pakistan pace sensation who bowls close to 95 mph says

Shaheen Shah Afridi said he wants to be like Wasim Akram

Shaheen Shah Afridi: “I really like Wasim [Akram] bhai so I try to earn a name like him”

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Shaheen Shah Afridi has revealed that he wants to be like legendary left-arm seamer Wasim Akram.

Wasim and Waqar Younis formed one of the most formidable bowling partnerships in cricket history and tormented opposition batsmen for years.

Wasim featured in 104 Tests and took 414 wickets at an average of 23.62.

He is also the second-highest wicket-taker in ODI history as he claimed 502 wickets in 356 matches at an average of 23.52.

“I really like Wasim [Akram] bhai so I try to earn a name like him,” Afridi told Cricket Pakistan.

Afridi is currently playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and has picked up 16 wickets in 10 games for the Lahore Qalandars at an average of 18.25 and an economy rate of 7.30.

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