The pace duo has picked up 40+ wickets each in 2021, becoming only the fourth Pakistani pair to achieve this feat in the longest format of the game
Pakistan cricket is renowned for producing world-class fast bowlers who dominate the world cricket; from Sarfaraz Nawaz to Imran Khan and from Wasim Akram to Waqar Younis.
The latest to join the conversation of great fast bowlers for Pakistan are Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali, who have joined history books for their performances in Test cricket this year.
The pace duo has picked up 40+ wickets each in 2021, becoming only the fourth Pakistani pair to achieve this feat in the longest format of the game.
The legendary duo of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were the first ones to do it back in 1990 and then repeated their performances in 1994 again.
In 2002, Shoaib Akhtar joined in and partnered with Waqar Younis to etch his name in the history books as well.
List of Pakistan fast bowlers who have taken 40+ wickets in a Test calendar year:
2021 — Shaheen Afridi / Hasan Ali
2002 — Shoaib Akhtar / Waqar Younis
1994 — Wasim Akram / Waqar Younis
1990 — Wasim Akram / Waqar Younis