In IPL 2022, India’s emerging young fast bowler Umran Malik and New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson troubled the batsmen a lot with their fast bowling. Lockie and Malik sometimes bowled at speeds in excess of 150 km/h. Umran also made the record for bowling the fastest ball in IPL 2022. But Lockie Ferguson has made this record in the final of IPL 2022 by bowling the ball at a speed of 157.3 km / h. Pakistan has given many excellent fast bowlers to cricket and Shaheen Shah Afridi is the youngest bowler in this list and he has a different opinion about Malik’s bowling.
Afridi, who received the Sir Garfield Sobers Award in 2021, said if you can’t swing the ball then speed won’t help you. When asked about the dangerous pace of Lockie Ferguson and Umran Malik in the IPL, Shaheen said, “If you don’t have line and length and swing, then speed can’t help you.”
The left-arm pacer was speaking to the press ahead of Pakistan’s three-match ODI series at home against West Indies, which was scheduled to take place in December last year but could not be completed due to multiple Covid-cases at the visiting camp .
Shaheen was in excellent form in Pakistan’s last home series against Australia. Afridi troubled the batsmen with his swing. He is hoping to do the same against the Windies even though the inclement weather conditions may create some problems for the fast bowlers.