Shaheen Shah Afridi gears up for international cricket

He is ranked number five in the Test bowling rankings

By Web Desk
May 19, 2023

Pakistani left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi uploaded a video of a practice session on his Twitter account.

Afridi can be seen practicing his bowling as well as his batting skills since the pacer wants to contribute to the team in both departments of the game.

The 23-year-old was last seen in action in the fifth ODI against New Zealand in Karachi, during a five-match ODI series, on May 7.

“Can’t stay off for long 🏏🇵🇰, “ Shaheen tweeted.

Earlier, Shaheen announced that his grandmother passed away in her hometown Landi Kotal, the cricket announced on May 12.

“My grandmother, a beautiful soul, breathed her last today. The funeral prayers will take place at Tatara ground, Landi Kotal, KPK, at 06:30pm today.

Please pray for the departed soul.

May Almighty grant her the highest place in Jannah. Aameen,” he said.

Shaheen hails from the Zakha Khel Tribe that resides in the north-western ‘Federally Administered Tribal Area’ of Pakistan and was brought up in a lower-middle-class family in a small town known as Landi Kotal.

The 23-year-old has emerged as an all-rounder in the past few months as he has successfully contributed with the bat a number of times.

Afridi improved his ranking in the list for ODI all-rounders as he claimed eight wickets during the last ODI series against New Zealand and his short but entertaining cameo of 23* in the fourth ODI helped him rise to 36th rank in the list of all-rounders.

He is also ranked number ten in ODIs and number five in Tests ranking for bowlers.

In the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season eight, Shaheen led his team Lahore Qalandars to a back-to-back title win as a captain.