Mohammad Azharuddin said Shaheen Shah Afridi had played very little cricket in order to be compared to Wasim Akram.
Former Indian cricket Captain Mohammad Azharuddin has stated that Pakistan left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi cannot be compared to the legendary Waseem Akram at this time. He stated that comparisons between the two Pakistan fast bowlers have been made, particularly given that Afridi is Pakistan’s pace spearhead, swings the ball both ways, and bowls toe-crushing yorkers, all of which Wasim was known for. However, given that the first spinner is still in his early stages of international career, Azharuddin believes he cannot compete with someone of Wasim Pedigree.
“Shaheen Shah Afridi has played very little cricket; the pacer cannot be compared to Wasim Akram,” he told Cricket Pakistan.
Afridi captained the Lahore Qalandars to their second straight Pakistan Super League title. In 12 matches, he got 19 wickets at an average of 21.15 and an economy rate of 9.13. He was wealthy for Pakistan’s recent three-match T20 international series against Pakistan, which the side lost 2-1.
Afridi will rejoin the Pakistan cricket team for a five-match T20 international series and a five-match ODI series against the New Zealand cricket team, which will begin on April 14.