Shaheen Afridi, the Pakistani fast bowler, had an impressive start in The Hundred tournament. Playing for Welsh Fire in Cardiff on Wednesday, he made an impact by taking two wickets in his first two balls. Afridi’s left-arm swing was on point as he dismissed Phil Salt with an inswinger that hit the pads and then bowled a perfect yorker to remove Laurie Evans.
However, despite his strong start, he faced some challenges later in the match and conceded five sixes in the last six deliveries. Afridi’s performance on his debut showed why he is highly regarded in the cricket world and why he was among the top picks in the 2023 draft. In the rain-shortened match, Welsh Fire successfully defended a target of 95 against Manchester Originals.