Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan’s left-arm pacer, put on a remarkable display by taking five wickets against Australia at Bangalore’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Despite his outstanding performance, Pakistan, led by Babar Azam, faced a 62-run defeat in the match.
Mohammad Hafeez, an experienced cricketer, praised Shaheen Afridi’s performance and defended him against recent criticisms.
Hafeez highlighted that Shaheen’s five-wicket haul was a strong response to those who had made negative comments about him.
He discouraged comparing Shaheen to legendary players and stressed that Shaheen Afridi knows how to perform. In a challenging situation against Australia, he made a significant impact, giving Pakistan hope for victory.
Hafeez’s comments appeared to be in response to remarks made by Ravi Shastri, who had earlier mentioned that Shaheen should not be compared to the iconic Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram. Shaheen Afridi’s performance in the match increased his wicket tally to nine in the tournament.