Pakistan cricket team’s former captain Shahid Afridi expressed disappointment at son-in-law Shaheen Afridi’s recent performance against India in a crucial match of Super 4 stage in Asia Cup 2023.

Pakistan was defeated by a massive margin of 228 runs. Chasing the target of 357 runs, Pakistani team collapsed on 128 runs in 32 overs.

Shahid Afridi said, “Shaheen would have to be consistent on his line and length. If you are not getting wickets in early two overs, you don’t have to be angry.”


The senior Afraid was of the view that Shaheen should bowl on the same length as Naseem Shah. “The pitch was good for bowling but our bowling was not good,” the former captain said.

He observed that some people were asking on social media why Pakistan had decided to bowl first. “If we ball like Naseem Shah in initial overs, the situation could have been different. Shaheen’s line and length were not good, he gets frustrated if he doesn’t get wickets in early overs because he is known as a wicket taker in the first over.”