Shaheen Afridi Made A Controversial Statement On Umran Malik

Pakistan pace sensation Shaheen Afridi made a controversial statement about India’s sensational bowler Umran Malik when he was asked whether he wants to bowl like the Indian bowler.

Shaheen Afridi, who has become a force to reckon in the international scene, recently spoke about fast bowling. It has to be noted that Umran Malik and Lockie Ferguson recently bowled some of the fastest deliveries during the recently concluded 2022-edition of the Indian Premier League 2022.

Umran Malik has become the talk of the town as he impressed one and all with his raw pace and amazing bowling spells in the recently-concluded 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League.

Shaheen Afridi Took A Subtle Dig On Umran Malik

During the press conference, Shaheen was asked whether he wants to bowl like Umran Malik. Responding to this, Afridi took a subtle dig at Umran Malik and stated that pace is of no use without line and length.

Shaheen Afridi explained that swinging the ball is also as important to beat batters as the pace is. Afridi also revealed that he is working on increasing his speed so that he can become even more effective with his line, length, and swing. He said:

Speed se kuch nahi hota (speed is of no use). I haven’t thought about bowling so fast. I personally believe speed is of no use. If you don’t have line, length and swing, you can’t beat the batter easily. Nevertheless, I try to focus on my fitness so that my pace can also increase. Hopefully, I will be able to generate more pace and my line and length will also get better,” 

Meanwhile, Afridi taking unnecessary dig at the young Indian talent didn’t impress the Indian fans, who are now trolling the Pakistani cricketer left, right and center.

Check out how fans are slamming him:

Umran Malik Received His Maiden Call Up By The BCCI

Umran Malik was retained by SunRisers Hyderabad ahead of the IPL 2022 and the Indian pacer repaid the selectors’ faith by showcasing his fast bowling skills in the IPL 2022.  He breathed fire as he clocked above 150 km/h on a consistent basis in the ongoing season of IPL.

Several former cricketers and experts called for Umran’s inclusion in the Indian set-up and all thanks to his brilliant performances, Umran Malik recently got his maiden call-up by the BCCI for the upcoming 5-match T20I series against South Africa.

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