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Shaheen Afridi closes in on breaking another record

In the realm of Pakistan’s cricket, Shaheen Afridi, the promising left-arm pacer, is making waves with his remarkable performance and record-breaking feats. Recently, during the 18th match of the World Cup against Australia, Afridi achieved a significant milestone by becoming the left-arm pacer with the second-highest international wickets for Pakistan. His achievement surpassed Mohammad Amir’s record, and he now stands behind the legendary Wasim Akram.

Before the Australia match, both Afridi and Amir had 259 international wickets to their names. However, with his two key dismissals of Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell, Shaheen overtook Amir. Currently, Afridi boasts 264 international wickets, an impressive accomplishment in just 127 matches. This remarkable feat reaffirms his status as one of Pakistan’s premier fast bowlers.

The cherry on top was Shaheen’s five-wicket haul in the Australia match, taking his international wicket tally to 264. His victims included prominent Australian batsmen, further solidifying his reputation as a world-class pacer. Notably, this achievement cements his place as the second most prolific left-arm pacer for Pakistan, just behind the legendary Wasim Akram, who amassed an astonishing 916 wickets during his illustrious career.

Shaheen’s World Cup performance is particularly noteworthy, as he secured his second World Cup five-wicket haul, an accolade previously held by his father-in-law, Shahid Afridi. With figures of 5/54 against Australia, he’s not only at the forefront of Pakistan’s bowling attack but has also delivered the best performance by a bowler in the 2023 World Cup. Shaheen Afridi’s consistent excellence and rapid rise in international cricket make him a promising star for Pakistan, representing the future of their bowling prowess.

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