Earlier, Javed had shared his opinions on the Virat Kohli-Babar Azam debate as properly.
Former Pakistan quick bowler Aqib Javed has put ahead his opinions on Shaheen Shah Afridi and Jasprit Bumrah, drawing a comparability between the duo. Bumrah has been a fulcrum of the Indian bowling assault throughout codecs since 2016. Afridi, on the opposite hand, made his worldwide debut in 2018 after his spectacular present within the U19 World Cup in New Zealand in the identical 12 months.
Javed, who performed 22 Tests and 163 ODIs from 1988 to 1998, reckons that whereas Bumrah is the higher demise bowler, so far as bowling with the brand new ball is anxious, Shaheen trumps the right-arm Indian seamer.
“[Jasprit] Bumrah is a really good bowler who is good at everything. Right, now he is better than Shaheen [Afridi] in terms of death bowling. Although, with the new ball, Shaheen is ahead of him,” Javed was quoted as saying in an unique interview with Cricket Pakistan.
Bumrah is presently collaborating within the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) the place he’s representing Mumbai Indians (MI). Afridi performs for the Lahore Qalandars within the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Pakistan ought to handle Shaheen Shah Afridi’s workload rigorously: Javed
Shaheen is at present plying his commerce within the four-match T20I collection towards South Africa that’s at present locked at 1-0 after two video games on the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Javed stated that the Pakistan group administration shouldn’t put on Afridi down by making him play each different recreation.
“It is injustice with Shaheen to make him play every match. Pakistan team should manage his workload carefully. They should not play him when the team has lost the series or adopt a proper rotation policy. Shaheen should only play those matches which are important,” he acknowledged.
Earlier, Javed additionally shared his views on Babar Azam and Virat Kohli, saying that the latter has a greater vary of strokes. But he additionally stated that the Lahore-born Babar has the potential to get higher if he can match Kohli’s health requirements.
“When you look at Babar, you don’t see any weak areas. Just like, [Sachin] Tendulkar who also didn’t have any weak areas. Babar is technically more safe and sound but if he follows Kohli’s fitness routine he will become an even better player,” Javed added.