Just In! Shaheen Afridi has now become the youngest bowler to take a five wickets haul at a world cup match. Shaheen did this job in 43rd match against Bangladesh today, when Pakistan defeated the opponent team by 94 runs. He took six wickets in 9.1 overs after giving away 35 runs. This by far, is the best bowling figures by a Pakistani bowler in a world cup match. With that, splendid bowling spell, Shaheen also marked the most wickets of 16 by a teenager in a world cup season.
Shaheen Afrdi, who was included in the initial Pakistan team’s 15 member squad for world cup, was not listed in the first few matches. However, after realizing that Hassan Ali must be replaced, Shaheen was called in for the remaining matches. Shaheen struggled to find out the perfect length for his bowling in the first couple of matches, but then he made a fantastic come back and played a vital role in the next matches.
Now, after Pakistan out of world cup 2019, a bright future awaits Shaheen Shah Afridi. He made following records today:
- 16 wickets at #CWC19 √
- Youngest to take a five-for at a World Cup √
- Most wickets by a teenager in World Cups √
- Best figures by a Pakistan bowler at a World Cup √
Shaheen Afridi’s Best Bowling Figures by a Pakistani Bowler at a World Cup Match
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