From one Afridi to one other: Shaheen should have done better in 19th over | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Top Pakistan quick bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been reprimanded by former captain Shahid Afridi for conceding three successive sixes in the T20 World Cup semifinal in opposition to Australia.
Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid, who is thought for his straight ahead views, stated he was not proud of the way in which Shaheen had bowled in the 19th over of the semifinal on Thursday evening in Dubai.
Matthew Wade performed a sensational knock, which included three sixes off Shaheen in the penultimate over, to guarantee a 5 wicket win for Australia.
“I am not happy with Shaheen in one area. Okay so Hasan Ali dropped a catch but that does not mean you will bowl badly and get hit for three successive sixes,” Shahid Afridi stated on Samaa TV channel.
“Shaheen has a lot tempo and he should have used it sensibly. Even if the catch was dropped. He should have used his head and tried to bowl outdoors off stump quick Yorkers along with his tempo. He shouldn’t be that kind of bowler to be hit like that,” the former Pakistan captain.
Afridi said he believed that the semifinal would be a big learning experience for Shaheen and he should benefit from it.
Shahid however praised Shaheen for his bowling throughout the tournament, especially with the new ball.
“I would say he was brilliant in the tournament and I have only seen either Wasim bhai (Akram) or perhaps Muhammad Amir bowl like this with the new ball,” he added.
“He is giving good performances. I hope he learns from this cricket experience and prepares himself for the future.”
Shaheen set the World Cup on fire when he got rid of top players like Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul with the new ball in Pakistan’s big match against India and even in the semifinal sent back Australian captain Finch in the first over.

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