Despite a record-breaking win against Sri Lanka in the World Cup on Tuesday, there is a tense atmosphere in Pakistan, if this continues, you will lose faith in Babar’s team. Pakistani veteran players have expressed concern especially about the performance of star fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Shoaib Malik, & Babar Azam
Pakistan World Cup 2023 (World Cup 2023) also won his second match. On Tuesday, a record 345-run target was achieved in the history of the World Cup Pakistan (Pakistan) defeated Sri Lanka. However, Pakistan veterans are upset with the performance of the team’s star player. Shoaib Malik (Shoaib Malik) and Wasim Akram questioned this.
What are Pakistan’s legendary players afraid of?
In the eighth match of the World Cup 2023, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets and scored the highest run chase of 345 runs in the history of the World Cup. In reply to 344 runs, Pakistan lost only 4 wickets and achieved the target with 10 balls to spare. Obviously, when a team achieves such a big win, every player’s morale is high but former Pakistan players like Shoaib Malik, Wasim Akram are happy with the win but not happy with the bowling of star player Shaheen Afridi.
After Pakistan’s victory, veterans expressed concern
Shaheen Afridi is the biggest cause of concern for Shoaib Malik and Wasim Akram. Shoaib Malik said that Shaheen is not bowling at his best pace, which is a matter of concern for Pakistan. While Wasim Akram feels that Shaheen might be fearing his injury.
What did Shoaib Malik say against Shaheen?
Shoaib Malik talking to Pakistani media said that Shaheen Afridi’s pace has decreased a lot. Shaheen used to bowl at a speed of 145 kmph, but now that speed has been reduced to 130 kmph. Apart from this, the swing in his bowling has also decreased. According to Shoaib Malik, Shaheen’s problem is a cause of great concern for Pakistan. Because Pakistan is yet to play big teams in the World Cup and there the opposing teams can take advantage of Shaheen’s weakness.
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Wasim Akram raised the question
Pakistan great fast bowler Wasim Akram also questioned Shaheen Shah Afridi. He said that I think Shaheen is afraid that his knee injury might resurface. Also, while commenting on Shaheen’s round-the-wicket bowling against Sri Lanka, he said that when a left-handed bowler adopts this strategy in the opening overs, it means he is not controlling the ball. Not only Shoaib Malik and Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, who has been doing commentary in the World Cup, also said that Shahin’s speed has been reduced a lot, which is not right.