Waqar Younis advice Shaheen Afridi | Waqar Younis India defeat Pakistan

The Babar Azam-led side are currently in India for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. While the side had a great start to their campaign, winning two back-to-back games against Netherlands and Sri Lanka respectively, but they suffered a seven-wicket loss against India which hasn’t gone too well with the side.

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While the Pakistan openers gave a good start after being invited to bat first, their batting lineup thereafter suffered a collapse with Indian bowlers reducing the side to below 200. From thereafter, the Indian batters made the most of it as skipper Rohit Sharma once again started in India’s win, taking the head-to-head record to 8-0 in World Cups.

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During this run chase, Shaheen Shah Afridi played a crucial role as he dismissed two of the Indian batters and finished with the figures of 2/36 in six overs. However, he has been expensive for the side thus far in the tournament, Pakistan great Waqar Younis shared a piece of advice for him. The great of Pakistan cricket said that discipline is a major missing link in Afridi’s bowling, questioning if he is fully fit.

“I don’t know if there is a problem with his fitness. The missing link in his bowling is discipline and he is over trying to get wickets,” he quoted to AFP. Waqar added that Shaheen should follow Jasprit Bumrah, adding, “Bumrah is creating pressure and his line is top of the off stump. He bowled so well against Pakistan and created pressure to get wicket,” Waqar said.

He also added that absence of Naseem Shah might have had some effect on Shaheen’s bowling. “When Naseem creates pressure, batsmen take chances with other bowlers and they get wickets,” he further told AFP while adding on the lack of discipline bowling. He also said, “I don’t think it is because of missing just one bowler, but it’s because they are not keeping it simple.”

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