Shaheen Afridi On Being The Youngest Bowler In The World Cup
Pakistan’s left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi created and broke multiple records in the recent ICC World Cup 2019 campaign. 19-year old pacer Afridi just became the youngest bowler in the history of World Cup tournament after his record-breaking figures of 6 wickets for 35 from 9.1 overs in just 1 ODI match. It was during the match between Pakistan against Bangladesh at Lords last July 5. Interestingly, Afridi also picked total of 16 wickets in all the matches in the World Cup 2019 which is also the highest by a teenager in a single World Cup. Afridi also became the youngest to claim 5 wickets in the iconic Home of Cricket, Lord’s. Be the first to know about out latest promotions and exclusive rewards only for you. Plus, win extra cash if you register an account here at 12BTi Sportsbook! We have lots of bonuses to be given away, so hurry and be part of our campaign to earn more.
Afridi took 5 wicket hauls against Bangladesh to seal a 94-run win for this team. Moreover, Afridi’s 6 for 35 were also the best bowling figures from Pakistan in World Cups. He was also awarded as the man-of-the-match in his brilliant performance, making him the 2nd teenager next to a 19-year old by then Sachin Tendulkar to win this award in the 1992 edition of World Cup. The Home of Cricket, Lord’s Cricket Ground also congratulated and honored his performance on a tweet that says: “Welcome to the Limited-Overs Honours Boards, Shaheen Afridi!@TheRealPCB bowler becomes the youngest player to take an ODI five-wicket haul at Lord’s! Take a bow, young man, #LoveLords #PAKvBAN,”
Pakistan finished with a disappointing 11 points from 9 matches, beating Bangladesh by 94 runs that were unfortunately not enough to get through the semis. Although Pakistan failed to qualify for the semis for the second time in World Cups, Afridi’s incredible record lifted their spirit as they just unleashed a world champ in their team and will certainly up for more challenges in the next coming tournaments and seasons. Afridi’s raw talent and fresh exposure is a great asset to the team and if given more opportunities and experiences, he will for sure break more records. The cricket world is waiting for Pakistan and Afridi’s comeback.
After the record-breaking match, young and humble Afidi said: “It means so much to have this record when you think of all the legends of Pakistan cricket. To be able to take six wickets at Lord’s is a very big moment for me and my family; it’s the Home of Cricket and a very special place. We’ve played such good cricket in the last four matches and it’s disappointing it’s now over. This is my first World Cup, and the same for other players too, that is very good news for the future.”
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