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Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson said Pakistan left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi is a world-class fast bowler.
Afridi has built that reputation in just a few years and recently captained the Lahore Qalandars to their maiden PSL title in PSL 7.
The 22-year-old played an instrumental role in his side’s successful campaign as he was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 20 wickets in 13 matches at an average of 19.70 and an economy rate of 7.57.
He was in solid form in the three-Test series against Australia as well as he claimed nine wickets at an average of 36.44.
As for the three-match ODI series that followed, which Pakistan won 2-1, he took six wickets in two games at an average of 17.16.
In the one-off T20 International, he finished with figures of 2-21 off his four overs, but it was not enough to stop Australia from winning the match by three wickets.
“Great to see so many world-class fast bowlers like Shaheen Afridi and the Australian fast bowlers and how they can attack on such batting wickets,” Watson told the ICC as quoted by Cricwick.