Qais Ahmad recalls dismissing Shahid Afridi

Afghanistan leg-spinner got the better of former Pakistan all-rounder during LPL

Qais Ahmad recalls dismissing Shahid Afridi PHOTO COURTESY: LPL

Afghanistan’s young leg-spinner Qais Ahmad has recalled dismissing Pakistan’s former all-rounder Shahid Afridi during the last edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL).

While talking to Cricket Pakistan in an exclusive interview, the 20-year-old also revealed that he idolized Afridi during his early days of playing cricket.

“I really enjoyed dismissing Shahid Afridi in the Lanka Premier League. When I started playing cricket, my favourite cricketer was Shahid Afridi. When I got him out, I was happy but also a little sad because he is one of my favourite cricketers,” said Ahmad.

Ahmad recently also showed his batting prowess in the LPL, where he scored an unbeaten fifty from just 22 deliveries for Colombo Kings against Dambulla Viiking, which also included four consecutive sixes off Pakistan all-rounder Anwar Ali.

“I always ask the coach to bat me up the order as my batting is decent. My body is small but I can hit big. Don’t judge me from my body size,” he said.

“Anwar Ali is my good friend, he treats me really well and it feels good when a senior cricketer respects you. But the situation that day demanded me to go for my shots and they all connected,” he added.