Dubai (Staff Report): Senior cricketer Shahid Afridi expressed his disappointment about absence of high caliber batting talent among the young player of Pakistan Super League (PSL) second edition.
Peshawar Zalmi has enthrall the crowds and fans of ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi, who named for his lusty hitting, has regained his form during the last few games and has scored some hurricane knocks for his team.
Observed Afridi, “As all of us had expected, there should have been some exciting batting talent on display in PSL two, but that has not happened,” he added, “Even in the inaugural season last year, there were not many youngsters who impressed with their batting”.
On the other hand, Afridi appreciate some of the young bowlers who have made their mark in PSL-2, includes talented Shadab Khan who grabbed 9 wickets with the economy rate of 6.61 this season, besides upcoming leg-break bowler Usama Mir and left-arm pacer Usman Khan Shinwari.
Afridi said, “I felt great playing against Usman and Usama and both of them are very talented bowlers”.
‘Boom Boom’ emphasized that the talented youngsters who have done well in the league should be groomed and utilized properly by national selectors.
Afridi suggested, “These young players should be groomed in NCA and should be given best facilities which can fulfill the demands of international cricket”.
He said, “They hold lot of promise and I am happy to see that the future of Pakistan cricket is bright.”