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Shaheen Shah Afridi, the Pakistan fast bowler, said he enjoyed watching Shahid Afridi bat as he played an aggressive style of cricket.
Shahid is known for being one of Pakistan’s greatest attacking batsmen and among the top ball strikers the country has ever produced.
He featured in 27 Tests and scored 1,716 runs, which included five centuries and eight fifties, at an average of 36.51. He also took 48 wickets at an average of 35.60.
The 43-year-old also appeared in 398 ODIs, amassing 8,064 runs, which included six hundreds and 39 half-centuries, at an average of 23.57. As for his bowling, he claimed 395 wickets at an average of 34.51.
He also represented the men in green in 99 T20Is and accumulated 1,416 runs at an average of 17.92 and a strike-rate of 150. Along with that, he also picked up 98 wickets at an average of 24.44 and an economy rate of 6.63.
“I have enjoyed Lala’s batting,” Shaheen was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.
The 23-year-old is currently playing for Pakistan in their ongoing two-Test series against Sri Lanka and took five wickets in total in the first Test in Galle, which the men in green won by four wickets.
The second Test will be held in Colombo and begin on July 24.
Pakistan Squad for Sri Lanka Test Series: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (vc & wk), Aamer Jamal, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Muhammad Huraira, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Noman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shan Masood