The 18-year-old has been making waves in international cricket ever since he made his T20 debut against West Indies in April, last year following his breakthrough displays in the 2018 ICC U19 World Cup and the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Young Afridi has already established himself as a regular for Pakistan in all thee formats after being given his maiden Test cap in the recent tour of South Africa. The teenager is currently playing in his second PSL campaign for Lahore Qalandars and has already put in an eye-catching display against Karachi Kings.
Writing in his weekly blog for pakpassion.net, Mahmood lauded the youngster’s progress over the last year in international cricket.
“I must say that I am extremely impressed with Shaheen Shah Afridi’s progress so far. He already has skill and potential and is fast learning the art of fast-bowling which is extremely encouraging for us. We are, however, working on a few things with him namely on his run-up and his delivery stride so that it is more balanced,” wrote Mahmood.