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newscricketa month ago

Pakistan players are not getting chance to be part of IPL due to existing policies, rues Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi has rued that Pakistan players are not getting the opportunity to play in the IPL due to the existing policies, which he believes is really unfortunate. Afridi also added that players such as Babar Azam would learn to play under pressure situations with IPL experience.
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newscricketa month ago

Munaf Patel among 150 big names shortlisted for Lanka Premier League

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on Friday, confirmed in a release that veteran Indian pacer Munaf Patel is one amongst 150 ‘top-notch’ cricketers in line to play the inaugural edition of the Lankan Premier League. The board confirmed that the player auction for the tournament will be held on October 1.
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newscricket2 months ago

LPL 2020 | Shahid Afridi, Sarfaraz Ahmed to play for Galle Gladiators

The Pakistan duo of Shahid Afridi and Sarfaraz Ahmed have become the first major overseas signings of the Lankan Premier League (LPL) after it was announced that the duo will turn up for the Galle Gladiators in the inaugural season. The inaugural Lankan Premier League will commence on November 14.
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newscricket2 months ago

Want Suresh Raina to do an Afridi and come out of retirement, wishes Aakash Chopra

Taking a leaf out of Shahid Afridi’s book, Aakash Chopra asked Suresh Raina to reconsider his decision to retire from international cricket. On India’s 74th Independence Day, Raina announced that he would hang his boots, just after MS Dhoni decided to call it quits on his international career.
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newscricket3 months ago

Have high expectations and hopes from this Pakistan team against England, admits Shahid Afridi

Before the first Test at Old Trafford, Shahid Afridi has admitted that he has high expectations and hopes from this Pakistan team led by Azhar Ali before he equalled draw to a victory. He also stated that the young group of Pakistani pacers might learn a lot from the conditions in England.
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newscricket3 months ago

Afridi used Sachin Tendulkar’s bat to score fastest hundred, reveals Azhar Mahmood

Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has revealed that Shahid Afridi used the bat of Sachin Tendulkar - which was given to him by Waqar Younis - when he hit a 37-ball ton against Sri Lanka in 1996. Afridi’s ton, which came in his first-ever innings, was the then-fastest ODI century of all time.
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newscricket3 months ago

Rate MS Dhoni higher than Ricky Ponting as captain, says Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi, in a Q & A session with his followers on Twitter, revealed that he rated MS Dhoni higher than Ricky Ponting as captain due to the former’s achievement of developing youngsters. Afridi also went on to name Pat Cummins as the world’s best bowler.
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newscricket3 months ago

Would have picked Yousuf over Shahid Afridi in 1999, claims Aamer Sohail 

Making the claim that Shahid Afridi could neither bat nor bowl, Aamer Sohail said that he would have picked Mohammad Yousuf as the opener for the 1999 World Cup. The former skipper also revealed how Wasim Akram had said that Pakistan would have chosen to bowl had they won the toss in the final.
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newscricket3 months ago

Always liked Gambhir the batsman but not the human, states Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi, who has indulged in on and off-field spats with Gautam Gambhir, has claimed that he was always a fan of Gambhir the batsman and only disliked Gambhir the human. Earlier, team India’s former physio Paddy Upton, too, had been critical of Gambhir’s attitude.
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newscricket4 months ago

Tricked Ashwin into not bowling off-spinner during 2014 Asia Cup, recalls Shahid Afridi

Needing ten runs from the last over, Shahid Afridi has recalled how he tricked Ravichandran Ashwin into not bowling the off-spinner during the 2014 Asia Cup encounter against India. With just one wicket remaining, Afridi also remembered how he told the tail-enders to just take a single.
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