The Energy and Vibrancy in Shaheen's Bowling

In a recent interview with Shaheen Shah Afridi and veteran Indian wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik, Broad expressed his admiration for the Pakistani bowler. 

Shaheen, currently representing Welsh Fire in The Hundred Men's competition, made a memorable debut with a fiery spell. Taking wickets with his first two deliveries, he dismissed Phil Salt and Laurie Evans, leading Welsh Fire to a crucial victory over Manchester Originals.

Broad highlighted the impressive qualities that make Shaheen stand out. He described the young pacer as having a remarkable presence and energy when he runs in to bowl. Broad admires bowlers who display such enthusiasm and vibrancy in their run-ups, and Shaheen's delivery that swings back into right-handers particularly impressed him. 

Having represented the Nottinghamshire Outlaws earlier this year, Shaheen's performances have also struck a chord with Broad, who has been associated with the Outlaws for many years. Broad also expressed his desire to see him perform well in future endeavors.

“Shaheen Shah Afridi is one of my favourite bowlers to watch in the world. He has got such a great presence about him when he runs in, and I love bowlers run in with energy and vibrancy to their run up,” Broad was quoted as saying to Sky Sports.

“He has got such a natural skill – the way that ball swings back into the right-handers is such a pleasure to watch. And he represented the Notts Outlaws this summer, which is close to my heart. He’s one of the bowlers I admire hugely, and I want to see him do well,” he added.

Shaheen's journey from being a young talent to gaining international recognition has been nothing short of inspiring. Stuart Broad's praise for the Pakistani bowler adds to his growing reputation as one of the most exciting fast bowlers in the world. 

As Shaheen prepares for the upcoming Asia Cup and the World Cup 2023, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await more breathtaking performances from this exceptional talent on the field.