Shahid Afridi blamed Shaheen Afridi after Pakistan’s loss in the semi-final

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Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi said that if the catch was dropped at the crucial moment but it doesn’t mean you will bowl badly, Shaheen should have sensibly delivered the bowl.

Former Pakistan legend Shahid Afridi said fast bowler Shaheen Afridi should have used his pace “Sensibly” in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2021 against Australia. Mathew Wade and Marcus Stoinis played some watchful innings. Hassan Ali dropped a Wade catch in the crucial moment was a turning point of the game and after dropping this catch Wade hits three consecutively sixes to the Shaheen and seals the match for the Aussies with an over spare. Shahid Afridi said Shaheen should have tried to bowl outside the off-stump.

“I am not happy with Shaheen in one area. Okay so Hasan Ali dropped a catch but that does not mean you will bowl badly and get hit for three successive sixes,”

Shahid Afridi said on the Samaa TV channel.

“Shaheen has so much pace and he should have used it sensibly. Even the catch was dropped. He should have used his head and tried to bowl outside off stump fast Yorkers with his pace. He is not that sort of bowler to be hit like that,”

he added.

The former Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi however admired Shaheen for his brilliant bowling show throughout the mega event.

“I would say he was brilliant in the tournament and I have only seen either Wasim Bhai (Akram) or perhaps Mohammad Amir bowl like this with the new ball,”

said Shahid Afridi.

“He is giving good performances. I hope he learns from this cricket experience and prepares himself for the future,”

he added.

Pakistan has made 176 runs after the end of their innings. Rizwan and Fakhar scored their half-centuries. Then, Shaheen Afridi start very well with the ball and took the first wicket by removing Finch in the first over of the innings. 

At one moment, Australia was in a good position and the match was going in Australia’s favor then, Shadab got the four wickets and try to enter Pakistan in the match.