Record holder Shoaib Akhtar talked about Pakistan’s prodigy Shaheen Shah Afridi and people’s concern over his workload.
The Rawalpindi express said that Wasim Akram and Imran Khan bowled more overs in nets so it’s nothing to be worried about. He said that Afridi must have bowled around 90 overs in his T20 career and 150 overs in his Last 8 test matches, is he tired ‘already’.
While addressing this topic, Akhtar said to stop bringing this issue to the surface over and over again. Imran Khan and Wasim Akram bowled more in the nets than him in the match.
In the past year, Shaheen Shah’s performance has dipped and players and experts raised their concerns over workload. With the T20 World Cup closer than ever, giving rest to such an important bowler should be necessary and shouldn’t be risked.