Pakistan teenage pacer Shaheen Afridi receiving interest from BBL franchises

Waseem Ahmed 11:24 18/03/2018
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Shaheen Afridi is part of Pakistan's squad

Pakistan’s rising star Shaheen Afridi has received two offers to play in the next edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).

The 17-year-old is representing Lahore Qalandars in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) and according to Geo News, sources have said that the pacer has received interest from two BBL sides in securing his services for next year.

The teenager was one of the finds for Pakistan in the recently concluded ICC U19 World Cup in New Zealand where the side lost to India in the semi-finals. He had picked up 12 wickets in the tournament to aid Pakistan’s impressive campaign.

Afridi impressed one and all with his excellent control and guile and has drawn praise from several former bowling greats. The left-armer has continued to show he has a very bright future ahead of him with his performances in his maiden PSL.

He was responsible for the Qalandars’ first win of the season after a horrid start. A week ago, Afridi picked up a sensational five-wicket haul, conceding only four runs in the process to blow away Multan Sultans’ batting-order.

He has so far picked up seven wickets in Pakistan’s premier T20 competition. The pacer has already earned a contract with Dhaka Dynamites in Bangladesh Premier League for the next edition. Afridi is expected to announce his final decision on the two BBL offers in the coming days.

In the 2017-18 edition of the BBL, another Pakistan teenager had impressed with leg-spinner Shadab Khan earning rave reviews for his performances for the Brisbane Heat.

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