Alex Hales recently played in the Pakistan Super League season 8. He was representing Islamabad United in the tournament. However, Shaheen Afridi led his Lahore Qalandars team to the title this year also. Now, Hales has come out with massive praise for Pakistan’s pacer and that left all fans crazy.
In a recent interaction, Hales said: “Shaheen Afridi is one of the best bowlers in the world”. In the recently concluded PSL, Afridi took 19 wickets in 12 matches. Currently, he has been one of the top bowlers across all three formats. He is the spearhead of the bowling unit for the Men in Green.
“He has proven himself on big stages” - Moores on Shaheen Afridi
Recently, Nottinghamshire signed Afridi for their 2023 Vitality Blast campaign. Thus, he will become one of the club’s two overseas players along with Colin Munro. Speaking about that, the head coach, Moores said: "In Shaheen, we've got a world class player - which is really exciting - and a player with a point of difference with the ball, which is crucial when we are looking to recruit".
"We are building from a strong platform, with a lot of very talented lads hungry to play T20, and Shaheen adds star quality and a different angle to that group. He has proven himself on big stages; he is fiercely passionate in the way he plays his cricket, and he'll be hugely engaging for everyone to watch for that reason,” Moores added.
During the 20-20 World Cup 2022 final, Shaheen Afridi took the wicket of Alex Hales in the first over only. The way of dismissal left the former team India bowler, Irfan Pathan crazy and happy. He took to Twitter and wrote, “This is why @iShaheenAfridi is a special bowler. First over wicket!” However, England defeated the Men in Green and won that title for the second time in their history.
Here is how fans have reacted to the statement shared by Hales over Afridi:
Samada!— Ismail Sohail (@ismailsohail_10) April 1, 2023
Dream for Arshdeep— M... (@MidWicket71) April 1, 2023
17 runs a Over😂— raj (@raj70017458) April 2, 2023
Bhai sabki Panchayati tum karlo— Aayush vaishnav (@AayushAish) April 2, 2023
Have anyone asked this from Matthew Wade???😅😅 pic.twitter.com/VL41Y72RoW— Cric18 (@Criclav_18) April 1, 2023
Sure?? pic.twitter.com/iyvyMnbPA3— Chirag Goyal (@chiraggoyal2734) April 1, 2023