CWC 2023: ‘Shahin Shah Afridi is not like Wasim Akram’, strong reaction from the Indian legend


India defeated Pakistan by seven wickets with 117 balls remaining in the 12th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. India bowled out Pakistan for 191 runs in 42.5 overs. In reply, captain Rohit Sharma (86) and Shreyas Iyer (53*) scored half-centuries and achieved the target in 30.3 overs.

A video of former Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri is going viral on social media. Shastri, who was commentating in the World Cup 2023, was seen strongly criticizing Pakistan’s bowling attack in this video. He clearly condemned Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Afridi in strong words.

Shastri said in the video, “Pakistan will have to see who can replace Naseem Shah. You are praising Shaheen Afridi a lot. That he is swinging like Wasim Akram and giving wickets in the initial overs. He can take wickets with the new ball, is a good bowler. But there is no need to give it so much importance. When he’s okay, you have to say it’s okay, it’s not good. You have to admit that this is not good. Accept it’.

He said, “Shahin Shah Afridi is not Wasim Akram. You can’t compare it. He doesn’t even seem to be in rhythm. You just say yes, he is a good bowler. Wasim Akram This cannot happen.

It is worth noting that in the current World Cup, Shaheen Afridi is looking quite average and he is not even getting swing with the new ball. Because of this, Pakistan’s bowling is proving to be very easy against the opposition batsmen.