Yes!! This 17-year-old Pakistani bowler breaks the 47-year-old record. He took 8 wickets in just 1 innings. Pakistan Cricket team had the fortuity to find many great bowlers over the time. These Pakistani bowlers are Shoaib Akhtar, Abdul Razzaq, Wasim Akram, who helped the Pakistan team in their difficult time and many times led towards the victory.
Now the Pakistan have found new another bowler, who can go on to top class bowlers in future. The Pakistani young boy Shaheen Afridi, who made his debut recently and shoed a classic performance on the field.
Afridi making debut in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, he took 8 wickets and giving off just 39 runs in 15 overs for Khan Research Laboratory (KRL) against Rawalpindi.
Shaheen Afridi broke the record of Nadeem Malik. Nadeem took 8 wickets and giving of 58 runs in 1973-1974.
The young Pakistani bowler said, “I owe it to my elder brother. I was born and raised in Landi Kotal, Khyber Agency of FATA. I was very fortunate that Riaz Bhai played for Pakistani and I did not face much problems or resistance in choosing cricket as my career. He was great inspiration for me and helped me learn the basics of bowling. He would take me to the ground and told me to play with a tape ball. His contribution is great.”
Afridi took just 1 wicket in the 1st inning and in the 2nd inning he took 8 wickets. When talking about the wickets he said, “It’s amazing, taking nine wickets on first-class debut.”
He also added, “It was definitely a dream start but I want to do better for my country. It has only pushed me in my resolve to do more, keep myself fir and listen attentively to my coaches and mentors. I want to want the green shirt and follow the legacy of great fast bowlers that Pakistan has produced. I truly want to serve my country through this art of bowling.”
Here’s the video of Shaheen Afridi:
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