Shaheen Afridi responds to issues about dip in bowling pace


Pakistan left-arm pacer, Shaheen Afridi, has responded to issues raised a couple of dip in his bowling pace following his row of accidents.

Regardless of the questions surrounding his tempo, Afridi emphasised that taking wickets holds larger significance to him than sheer pace. The gifted bowler expressed confidence that with time and with extra recreation alternatives, he’ll proceed to boost his expertise and regain his bowling pace.

“Everybody has a view about it [the pace], however I’ve been feeling good. You take a look at your self, even in case you are bowling 110kmph and taking wickets, you’re feeling good. I took wickets. I give 100% within the subject, that issues extra. Velocity doesn’t matter as a lot but when there was a dip, it can enhance with time,” Afridi mentioned in an interview with ESPNCricinfo.

The 23-year-old acknowledged that his damage had impacted his bowling pace. Having suffered from the damage two months earlier than the T20 World Cup in Australia and dealing with a restoration interval of two to 3 months afterward, Afridi understands that it’s going to take time for him to regain his earlier stage of efficiency.

“[I was injured] two months out earlier than the [T20] World Cup, two-three months after the [T20] World Cup additionally. So it can in fact take time to get again. That match power or health, you solely get it from enjoying matches. For the reason that PSL I’ve been feeling higher, I obtained higher by means of it after which performed internationals for Pakistan as effectively. With time I’ll enhance and the extra I play the extra I’ll enhance,” he concluded.

Former Pakistan cricketer, Ramiz Raja, had expressed his concern over the lower in bowling pace of Shaheen through the recently-concluded ODI sequence towards New Zealand.

“Shaheen wants to extend his common pace of 136 and go up by a notch or two when he bowls ahead. It’s because on such pitches, you should have a superb understanding of your bowling, as you already know that you’ll not get a lot sideways motion. Due to this fact, you should develop a course of by means of variations, change of tempo, or sheer tempo to be efficient,” Raja had mentioned.

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