Shaheen aims to improve batting to raise his worth as a team player


Lahore: Pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, while talking to the reporters after his arrival from England, has aimed to improve his batting as the team needs him according to his batting position.

“I’m trying to focus and improve my batting along with my bowling to raise my worth as a team player,” Shaheen said.

The 20-year-old Shaheen last week, achieved a unique record by taking a double-hat-trick and picking 6/19 for Hampshire against Middlesex in Vitality Blast T20.

“Thanks to Almighty on the performance and it is satisfying to showcase my talent in county cricket. It will further benefit further in domestic cricket,” he added.

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“I got to know that I’m the first to take six wickets which were all bowled. I look to achieve more so that people can remember my name,” he maintained.

While talking about Pakistan’s tour of England, Shaheen emphasized that it was difficult to adjust in bio-bubble. “It was not easy to play cricket without the crowd and live in those conditions but the boys lived together and we performed reasonably good,” he added.

Shaheen’s goal is to stay fit as he plays all three formats for Pakistan. “My aim is to stay fit and play long for my country. I have set short goals and looking forward to perform in the upcoming domestic cricket,” he concluded.

It must be noted that Shaheen made his debut for Pakistan in 2018. He has played 45 international matches and currently has 93 wickets.

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