Pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi warned by former skipper

Pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi warned by former skipper

ISLAMABAD - *Pakistan former captain Aamir Sohail has cautioned Shaheen Shah Afridi, to take good care of his ‘bone structure’ otherwise he would end up with injuries like Usman Shinwari.*

The former top order batsman applauded Afridi for his performance at the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) was of the view that the lanky youngster needs to learn handling pressure at the international level.

“I was impressed by Shaheen Shah Afridi’s bowling as he bowled really well during the PSL and has shown his talent even before this tournament. He is 17 and I feel that with bowlers, you can push them into international cricket at a young age without too much of a risk, as long as you are happy with their talent.”

“The only note of caution I would like to sound for all concerned is that we need to make sure that Shaheen Shah’s bone structure is mature enough to absorb the pressure of international cricket without causing injuries.

We have seen that players like Usman Shinwari and others have been played early but ended up with injuries or have become unfit so we need to be careful in that regard,” stated Sohail, quoted **.

The youngster impressed at PSL with his bowling display, playing for the Lahore Qalandars franchise, Afridi grabbed a five wicket haul, a rare feat in T20 cricket.