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Pakistan ace Shaheen Afridi names his favourite bowlers

Young pacer also regrets not dismissing Babar Azam in PSL season five

Pakistan ace Shaheen Afridi names his favourite bowlers PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi has revealed his favourite bowlers, while speaking during a live Twitter session conducted by Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars.

The 20-year-old named Pakistan’s legendary pacer Wasim Akram and Australia’s left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc as the bowlers he follows closely.

“I try to learn a few good things from Wasim Akram and Mitchell Starc, and in particular want to learn Starc’s way to swing,” said Shaheen.

He was also disappointed about not being able to dismiss Karachi Kings’ Babar Azam, even once, during the now-suspended fifth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).  

"Despite dismissing many major players in the PSL I could not get Babar. He did not give me any opportunity but it is one of my wishes to take his wicket," he said.

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Shaheen also thanked his teammates for supporting him during the period he was injured.

"I still played for them despite the injury and they supported me a lot. I got to learn a lot from foreign players such as Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk and Samit Patel," he concluded.