Karachi. Shahid Afridi said after the team’s defeat in the semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 against Australia that fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi should have bowled better in the 19th over. In the semi-final, Pakistan was defeated by Australia by 5 wickets. Wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade had thrown Pakistan out of the tournament for three consecutive sixes in the last three balls of the 19th over after being caught in the match played on Thursday. It is known that Shahid Afridi is going to marry his daughter to Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said on Sama TV channel, ‘I am not happy with Shaheen’s performance. Hasan Ali dropped the catch. This does not mean that you give three sixes in a row. He said, ‘Shaheen has good pace and should have used it wisely. Even if the catch is missed. He should have used his brain and used his pace to bowl yorkers outside the off-stump. He is not the kind of bowler against whom such runs can be scored.
21 year old bowler took 7 wickets
21-year-old left-arm young fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi took 7 wickets in 6 matches of the tournament. During this his economy remained at 7. Against India, he took 3 wickets for 31 runs. This was his best performance in T20 World Cup. He took big wickets of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli. Looking at his overall T20 record, he has taken 137 wickets in 102 matches. Has done the feat of taking 5 wickets once and 4 times. His economy has been 7.78.
Shaheen Shah Afridi is one of the top bowlers of Pakistan team. He has taken 76 wickets in 19 Tests and 53 wickets in 28 ODIs. Recently, his marriage has been fixed with Shahid Afridi’s eldest daughter Aqsa. Before the semi-final, Pakistan had not lost a single match in the T20 World Cup and won all 5 matches. Captain Babar Azam performed brilliantly in the tournament and scored 4 half-centuries.