As good as I have ever seen, Matthew Hayden on Pakistan bowler producing magical deliveries

Matthew Hayden said Pakistan left-arm pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi's balls to India openers Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul were as good as he has ever seen

Matthew Hayden: “Those 2 balls from Shaheen Afridi were as good as any I have ever seen, full stop”

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Iconic Australia opener Matthew Hayden said the two deliveries Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi bowled to India openers Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul in the T20 World Cup “were as good as any I have ever seen, full stop”.

Afridi trapped Rohit lbw for a golden duck before cleaning up Rahul with an absolutely incredible delivery.

He also dismissed India captain Virat Kohli for 57.

The 21-year-old was named Man of the Match for his figures of 3-31 as Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets, which marked their first-ever World Cup win over their arch-rivals.

Afridi ended up taking seven wickets in six games during the tournament at an average of 24.14 and an economy rate of 7.04.

“Those 2 balls from Shaheen Afridi were as good as any I have ever seen, full stop,” Hayden, who was Pakistan’s batting consultant during the T20 World Cup, was quoted as saying by Saj Sadiq on Twitter.

In the three-match T20 series against Bangladesh, Afridi only played one game, but recorded figures of 2-15.

He followed that up with seven wickets in the first Test, which included a five-for in the second innings.

Pakistan won the first Test by eight wickets and will be looking to secure a 2-0 series win in the second Test, which will begin on Saturday in Dhaka.

Pakistan squad for Bangladesh Test series: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Zahid Mahmood

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