Former captain Ramiz Raja has heaped praise on left-hand pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi saying that Pakistan managed to outclass West Indies in the second Test due to his standout performance.
“Pakistan have won the match largely due to bowling, especially due to Shaheen Shah Afridi. He claimed ten wickets in the match, which is a great performance. For a bowler it is always a great milestone,” Ramiz said on his YouTube channel ‘Ramiz Speaks’.
“Previously, Afridi was a star in the making but now he has become a complete bowler. He has over the wicket angle as well as round the wicket angle. He can swing the ball, has yorkers and bouncers.
He can do length bowling and in Pakistan’s win that [length bowling] played a key role. “For a batsman it is always difficult to negotiate with the length ball because anyone who has a poor footwork can neither move forward nor go back.”
Ramiz also lauded left-arm spinner Nauman Ali stating that he did support act very well. “He has very good control on the spin. Unfortunately, Yasir Shah is off-colour these days.
Ideally, if he is in form Pakistan’s can have a complete Test bowling attack. “However, his absence was not much felt due to Nauman Ali as he bowled very well and ensured vital breakthroughs for Pakistan.
“ Ramiz also hailed Babar Azam and Fawad Alam for their superb batting display in the first innings. Fawad hammered an excellent hundred in under pressure. He is very clearheaded.—APP