Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi is known for its entertaining cricket brand. In a glorious career that spanned over two decades, Afridi never missed his ability to win and helped his team win several matches.
Afridi ended his career as Pakistan’s ninth highest scorer in international cricket. He appeared in as many as 518 games and scored 11,148 runs for his country. Even after his retirement, the 44-year-old is still second on the list of most six hitters club. Afridi managed to reach 476 maximum.
Afridi has spent more than 20 years in the international arena and has seen many players from different teams perform well. But who are those players that fascinate Afridi? Well, interacting with Khelo Aazadi Se point out BSports Pakistan YouTube Afridi revealed the list of cricketers he cherished when he was playing.
The veteran all-rounder praised Inzamam-Ul-Haq and Saeed Anwar, along with some other names. Afridi said he wants to sit and watch just like Anwar and Inzamam. He also chose Glenn McGrath and Brain Lara as players from other teams.
‘When we talk about my early years, Inzamam Ul Haq and Saeed Anwar fascinated me. To watch their game, the audience wanted to sit in front of the TV and watch them. I fulfilled my dream when I started playing with them. If you talk about players from other countries, there were Brian Lara and Glenn McGrath, “ says Afridi.
As for the current cricketers, Afridi has for players like Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman. He also mentions South Africa’s AB de Villiers ; his only Indian choice was in the form of Virat Kohli.
‘As for the current generation, I would say AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Babar Azam … he is excellent. Fakhar Zaman in shape. He is one player who, if it makes a start, has won Pakistan matches unilaterally. But for that, his consistency is important, “ added Afridi.