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‘He will become medium pacer’ Waqar Younis tears apart Shaheen Afridi after poor run in PAK vs AUS Test series

‘He will become medium pacer’ Waqar Younis tears apart Shaheen Afridi after poor run in PAK vs AUS Test series

"Shaheen Afridi used to bowl at 145 to 150 kph speeds on odd days," said Waqar Younis.

Former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis took a dig at Shaheen Afridi after he failed to deliver in the PAK vs AUS opening Test. The left-arm pacer bowled as many as 45.2 overs in the first Test and managed to pick just two wickets. He did not look like the Shaheen of the past.

I am not really sure what is wrong with him. If he is not fit, if he has got some issues, I think he needs to go away from the game and fix that. Because if you are going to carry on like that, you are going to become a medium pacer,” Waqar told ESPNcricinfo

Waqar Younis also pointed out that Shaheen Afridi used to touch 150 kph mark in the past but he has brought his pace down to 130 kph in the ongoing PAK vs AUS Test series.

He (Shaheen) used to bowl at 145 to 150 kph speeds on odd days. And used to swing that ball. What I am seeing currently that he has some swing but his pace is way down. He is bowling around 130 to 132 kph. If he is not going to take wickets here (in Australia), you are not getting it anywhere,” added Waqar.

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The legendary pacer concluded by saying that watching the first Test match was painful for him. While there were moments, Waqar believed that Pakistan needed to improve in all departments of the game.

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