In modern cricket, many tailenders have even evolved into power hitters since even bowlers are expected to contribute a significant number of runs to their team’s total. Even Pakistani bowler Shaheen Afridi recently said in an interview that his father-in-law Shahid Afridi had taught him certain batting techniques. In preparation for the ODI World Cup, which is slated to take place in October and November of this year, Shaheen will focus on strengthening his batting.
Currently playing in the Pakistan Super League, the 22-year-old is the captain of Lahore Qalandars. Last season, the bowler guided them to their maiden PSL championship, and this season, he helped them win their season opener. On Monday, Lahore defeated the Multan Sultans by a slim margin to begin their season.
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Shaheen Afridi Working On His Power Hitting Technique And Batting
Multan lost by one run after reaching 174 for six in 20 overs while chasing a goal of 176 runs. Shaheen Afridi was in excellent form and managed to take a wicket in four overs while only giving up 27 runs. Lahore first scored 175 for 6 in 20 overs thanks to opener Fakhar Zaman’s half-century.
Shaheen Afridi disclosed to Cricket Pakistan that he trained with former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi to improve his batting technique.” I practised with Lala at Moin Khan Academy before my Nikkah. I was working on my power-hitting technique and batting [with Shahid Afridi]”, he said. In 2021, Shaheen became engaged to Shahid’s daughter Ansha. On February 3 of this year, the couple exchanged vows in a private Nikkah ceremony.
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He also spoke openly about how he managed his workload., “Pakistan team’s physio Cliffe Deacon guides me really well. He has helped me a lot during rehab. Our physio monitors everything. I got injured during fielding and not while bowling.”
“Someone said they don’t know how to properly dive in the field. If you look at pacers from the past, they didn’t use to dive. We enjoy fielding, but obviously, we are humans and not machines. Sometimes we forget technique during fielding and forget about wet patches. But we are trying to give our best in bowling as well as fielding,” Shaheen Afridi further added.
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