Unquestionably, Shaheen Afridi is one of Pakistan cricket's top pacers playing right now. The 22-year-old cricketer, who made his international debut in 2018, has played 25 Test matches, taken 99 wickets, including four five-wicket hauls, and has made his international debut in 2018. Shaheen has been sidelined due to a knee injury that prevented him from competing in the Asia Cup 2022. Shaheen is regarded as the "backbone" of Pakistan's pace unit. Later, he made a comeback at the 2022 T20 World Cup, but the summit match caused him to re-injure his knee. The speedster is ready to play again in the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) after undergoing surgery and months of rehabilitation.
In the first game of the competition, Lahore Qalandars will take on Multan Sultans under Shaheen's leadership. Shaheen did, however, open up about his days of recovery in a recent interview. He described how he was about to give up playing cricket at the time, but he stayed motivated by watching his own old videos.
I've thought about giving up on occasion. I was only working on one muscle, and it was not getting stronger. I used to tell myself repeatedly during the therapy sessions, "This is enough; I can't do this any longer.". It is frustrating for a fast bowler to miss cricket due to an injury, said Shaheen on YouTube. However, after watching his bowling on YouTube and realizing how well he had performed, Shaheen was inspired to push himself a little harder.
Shaheen has played 32 ODIs and has taken an incredible 62 wickets. In addition, he has played in 47 T20Is and claimed 58 wickets.
Starting on February 13, Lahore Qalandars will play Multan Sultans in the opening match of the PSL 2023 season.