Shaheen Shah Afridi Gets A Big Record in Test Cricket to His Name:
During the ongoing 1st Test Match between Pakistan and Bangladesh, pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has taken 5 wickets so far in both innings. In the first innings Shaheen managed a couple of wickets while at the end of Day 3, Shaheen picked up 3 wickets ripping through the Bangladesh top order. After picking up 5 wickets in the entire game, Shaheen Shah Afridi has now became the leading wicket taker in Test Cricket this year. He has picked up 42 wickets in test cricket this year, same as India’s Ravichandran Ashwin. However bowling average of Shaheen Shah Afridi is better than Ravichandran Ashwin in Test Cricket this year.
At the end of Day 3, Shaheen Shah Afridi reflected on this achievement saying that:
I am happy on becoming the leading wicket taker in Test Cricket, I try to bowl in partnerships in Test Cricket. I am enjoying bowling with Hasan Ali in Test Cricket
Shaheen was also hopeful of getting the home team out as quickly as possible so that Pakistan will have to chase a low score. The current situation is that Pakistani batters suffered terrible collapse when after a 145 run opening stand, they were bundled out for just 286. However, Shaheen Shah Afridi picked 3 important wickets right at the start of second innings to give Pakistan the upper hand in this Test Match once again. Currently Bangladesh are 39/4, leading by 83 runs.