Shaheen Shah Afridi, a speedster from Pakistan who has excelled in the bowling area, wants to use his batting abilities to assist the Men in the Green win.
“I’m gradually learning the art of batting so that it helps Pakistan. I would like to win matches for Pakistan regardless of my batting position,” Shaheen said on Saturday.
In the recently finished Pakistan Super League (PSL), the 23-year-old batsman made an impression on everyone with his batting skills, scoring a total of 133 runs in eight innings with a strike rate of 168.35.
Shaheen is aiming to make an impression with the bat once more as Pakistan gears up for the home limited-overs series against New Zealand. During the recent training camp in Lahore, he was also observed working hard while hitting the nets.
Shaheen claimed he was interested in batting when he was a teenager but never gave it a try. But since he did a lot of hitting practice throughout his recovery, that has lately altered.
On April 14, the home series versus the Kiwis will begin. There will be five ODIs and the same number of T20I games.
Before the first T20I in Lahore today (Sunday), the Black Caps team departed for the Pakistan trip. New Zealand will arrive in Pakistan in the wee hours of April 11.