Shaheen Afridi who played or the Lahore Qalanders in PSL 2018 has been one of the finds of the tournament. His 5 wicket haul against Multan Sultans brought him into the spotlight in the tournament.
After his recent good quality success in the tournament, Shaheen is eyeing a breakthrough in the Pakistan senior cricket team with his immense potential.
However, former Pakistan skipper Amir Sohail is worried about the youngster picking up injuries sooner and thus has warned him to stay aware of it.
“I was impressed by Shaheen Shah Afridi’s bowling as he bowled really well during the PSL and has shown his talent even before this tournament. He is 17 and I feel that with bowlers, you can push them into international cricket at a young age without too much of a risk, as long as you are happy with their talent.”
“The only note of caution I would like to sound for all concerned is that we need to make sure that Shaheen Shah’s bone structure is mature enough to absorb the pressure of international cricket without causing injuries. We have seen that players like Usman Shinwari and others have been played early but ended up with injuries or have become unfit so we need to be careful in that regard,” stated Sohail, quoted PakPassion.net.
Lahore Qalandars, however, did not have a season to remember in spite of Shaheen's heroics as they ended the tournament at the bottom of the table managing to win just 3 games.