Produces some fantastic deliveries, Michael Atherton on Pakistan player who is so good to watch

Michael Atherton said Pakistan left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi produces some fantastic deliveries

Michael Atherton: “There’s no greater sight than watching a fast bowler run in, as Afridi did against India, producing some fantastic deliveries to Rohit and KL Rahul”

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Former England captain Michael Atherton praised Pakistan left-arm pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi for “producing some fantastic deliveries” during the team’s T20 World Cup match against India. 

Afridi dismissed Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul and India captain Virat Kohli as Pakistan won the match by 10 wickets and secured their first-ever World Cup win over their rivals. 

Overall, the 21-year-old took seven wickets in six games during the T20 World Cup at an average of 24.14 and an economy rate of 7.04.

Atherton noted that it was great to see Afridi steaming in and getting the rewards he deserved for his fantastic bowling.

“There’s no greater sight than watching a fast bowler run in, as Afridi did against India, producing some fantastic deliveries to Rohit and KL Rahul. Pakistan have lots of other wonderful players and a really varied attack, as they often do,” Atherton was quoted as saying by Saj Sadiq on Twitter.

In the three-match T20 series against Bangladesh, Afridi only featured in one game, but registered 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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