Former Pakistan cricketer Aaqib Javed has stated that Shaheen Afridi is a better bowler than Jasprit Bumrah.
The Indian pacer has taken 303 wickets in 156 matches across formats, while Afridi has dismissed 201 batters in 94 matches. Javed opined that Jasprit’s graph has been stable, and he is less aggressive than Pakistan’s speedster.
“Bumrah is not that aggressive and the batters enjoy this kind of bowler, who has such body language. Shaheen’s graph is on the rise, while Bumrah is stable,” Javed told Paktv.com.
“He has less threatening performances that Shaheen across formats in international cricket. The rise of Pakistan cricket is larely due to Shaheen, Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan,” he added.
In 2021, the left-arm pacer grabbed 78 wickets in 36 internationals at an average of 22.20.