Shaheen Afridi considers elder brother Riyaz as his idol (Photo-AFP)
Fast bowler Shaheen Afridi is considered the future of Pakistan. He is also compared to the early days of Wasim Akram. Let us tell you that Shaheen Afridi is a fan of Akram but he considers the player who played only 1 Test match as his idol.
New Delhi. Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Afridi revealed in an interview that he considers 2 players as his role models. Afridi also said that he respects former captain Wasim Akram a lot but his first idol is a player playing only 1 Test match. Let us tell you that Shaheen Afridi’s first idol is his elder brother Riyaz Afridi who has played only one Test match for Pakistan. Riaz made his debut against Sri Lanka in Karachi in 2004 and in that match he managed to take two wickets but after that he was not given a chance.
In an interview given to Cricket Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi said, ‘From the very beginning, I have considered my elder brother Riyaz Afridi as my idol. I started playing after seeing them. In bowling, I like Wasim Akram very much. I will try to make a name like him. I want to illuminate the name of Pakistan like him.
What does Shaheen talk about with future father-in-law Shahid Afridi?
Shaheen Afridi also told that what he talks mostly with the father-in-law Shahid Afridi. He said, ‘Cricket is not discussed much with Shahid Afridi. When we do, they only ask about me. He has wished me all the best for Pakistan to win the match. Shaheen Afridi said on the question of marriage that his focus is on cricket right now because 2 consecutive World Cups are coming. He said that he wants to play the World Cup for Pakistan.Shaheen Afridi will be seen in PSL 2021
Let us tell you that Shaheen Afridi has also reached Abu Dhabi to play Pakistan Super League 2021. This player of Lahore Qalandars is confident that his team is very strong because of players like Rashid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman. Let us tell you that PSL 2021 will start on 9th June and the final match will be played on 24th June.