Pakistan’s teenage pace sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi was one of the biggest names emerging from the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The teenager was a star attraction of Lahore Qalandars, who thumped his presence in the tournament after he destroyed the Multan Sultans’ formidable batting last season. Afridi’s figures of five wickets in his spell of four overs, started the Sultans onslaught from 97 for two to 114 all out.
“It was a dream start for me,” said Shaheen. “From my first-class debut to the five wickets in the HBL PSL, I worked really hard and it was the reward of my hard work, advice of my elder brother and prayers of my parents,” quoted PSL-T20.
The performance became the launch pad for Shaheen who made his Twenty20 debut the very next month followed by ODI debut, and finally a Test cap.
“I always had belief in my ability and in my hard work although I didn’t expect my chance will come in Tests so early. I think HBL PSL opened the door for me. When I took that five-wicket haul, Mickey Arthur was really impressed and he brought me in the training sessions of Pakistan team before the West Indies Twenty20 series,” said Afridi.
Afridi exhibits the same excitement this season and is eyeing to claim the crown for his side. “I am ready to do my best for Lahore and this year we will do our best to take the trophy.”
By Ali Ahmed