Shaheen Afridi, the star pacer for Pakistan, made his comeback to international cricket during the first T20 World Cup warm-up match between Pakistan and England after nearly three months. He allowed just seven runs in his two overs.
The left-arm bowler was forced to withdraw from the ODI series against the Netherlands, the Asia Cup 2022, the England T20I series, and the tri-series in New Zealand due to a knee injury he sustained during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
The 22-year-old returned to form against Afghanistan in the second game, claiming two wickets in his opening delivery, including Rahmullah Gurbaz with a stunning yorker that compelled him to seek medical care.
The cricketing community, notably former Australia batsman Tom Moody, was thrilled by Shaheen’s rhythm and momentum throughout the game.Moody remarked that the ball Shaheen pitched to Afghanistan’s opening batter, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, was an absolute ripper.
All opening batsmen in the World Cup 2022 will be afraid of Shaheen’s confidence and skill, according to Tom Moody, who played 76 white-ball games for Australia. He said, “He is deadly with the new ball.”
It should be noted that all tickets have already sold out for the T20 World Cup 2022 match between India and Pakistan, which will take place on Sunday, October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.