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Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi is not the type of bowler who should be hit for many runs.
His comments come after Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade hit Shaheen for three sixes in a row in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup semi-final loss to Australia.
Prior to that, Wade was dropped by Hasan Ali.
Nonetheless, Shahid noted that Shaheen is too good of a bowler to be conceding so many runs.
“He is not that sort of bowler to be hit like that,” he said on Samaa TV as quoted by Hindustan Times.
Shaheen finished with seven wickets in six games in the T20 World Cup at an average of 24.14 and an economy rate of 7.04.
In the three-match T20 series against Bangladesh, he only played one game, but took figures of 2-15.
The 21-year-old 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 ongoing second Test 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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