Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has made a bold assertion regarding Pakistan’s pace spearhead, Shaheen Afridi.
Shastri’s comments came in the wake of Pakistan’s recent defeat to India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, raising questions about Afridi’s performance and the hype surrounding his abilities.
In a disappointing defeat against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the Pakistan cricket team faced a reality check as they collapsed from 154/2 to a meager target of 191.
With the key bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi, managing just two wickets while conceding 36 runs, questions were raised about his performance.
Former India cricketer Ravi Shastri, commentating during the match, expressed his views on Shaheen’s performance.
“He is a good bowler, but there is no need to hype him so highly. We should restrict our praise to acknowledging that he’s a good player. He’s not a great player,” Shastri commented.
Pakistan’s defeat highlighted the need for a revaluation of their performance and strategies as they look ahead in the tournament.
Ravi Shastri: “Shaheen is not Wasim Akram. He’s a good bowler, but there is no need for us to hype him so highly. If a player is simply a good player, we should restrict our praise to saying he is a good player. He’s not a great player, we need to admit that.”