Matthew Hayden has stated that Shaheen Afridi’s pace is the best weapon of the Pakistani pacer. He lauded the fast bowler for bowling an unplayable delivery to KL Rahul during the India-Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup match.
“Quality pace is most certainly part of Shaheen Shah Afridi’s arsenal and the white-ball does not swing for a long time in T20 cricket, in particular, it seems to be a number of balls, not a number of overs,” Hayden told reporters.
“Those number of balls can be destructive, as we saw in his delivery against KL Rahul, one of the best balls I have seen ever apart from last two-three months, observing cricket you know in this country,” he added.
He further added that the young pacer could become a very good strike bowler.
“He has got that ability, like every good strike bowler, to be able to commit to a wonderful pace which means his preparation, recovery, and just the ability, in general, to be delivering fast deliveries day in and day out,” he said.
“Vernon Philander has also done well in preparing him for that. It has meant that he remains consistent in international cricket,” he added.