Shaheen Afridi becomes the 5th youngest bowler

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Shaheen Afridi

So in the on going series between the hosts Pakistan and the visitors Sri Lanka after 10 years wait which saw cricket return home once more a new record was set. Pakistani fast bowling sensation and one of the most looked on bowlers the team has ever produced, Shaheen Afridi has now become one of the youngest players to take 5 wickets in a single test match. On top of this, the 19-year-old Shaheen Afridi also made the news in this year’s World Cup and now he has achieved another milestone in his career in the test series against Sri Lanka.

Credit should also be given to another good bowler Muhammad Abbas for his part in restricting the opposition to make runs, his good bowling resulted in a difficult and pressure situation for Sri Lanka to score runs, this on turn allowed  Shaheen to bowl aggressively and to take the wickets easily.

Furthermore, he is now the 5th youngest Pakistani player to do so in a test match. Mohammad Amir stills holds the crown as the youngest when he was just the age of 17. Wasim Akram took the second spot to the record he made against New Zealand in 1985. Shahid Nazir and Waqar Younis come close behind Wasim Akram, taking 5 wickets each in their matches against Zimbabwe and New Zealand respectively. In terms of World Cup performance, Shaheen currently holds 15 wickets, which is the most anyone has achieved at this age, leaving behind Abdul Razzaq who held 13 as a teenager.

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