‘Calm before the storm‘ - Shaheen Afridi's warning to batters ahead of return to cricketing action

Shaheen Afridi is part of the T20 World Cup squad for Pakistan.

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Shaheen Afridi. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Pakistan speedster Shaheen Afridi did not participate in the Asia Cup 2022 due to injury but is set to be back on the cricketing field soon. The left-arm quick was named in the Pakistan's T20 World Cup Squad to travel to Australia and has also been picked for the New Zealand Tri-Series. However, he was not a part of the playing in the first T20I against Bangladesh, which Pakistan won comfortably by 21 runs.  

The 22-year-old is deemed one of the best in the business at the moment and his numbers are outstanding across the three formats. Shaheen has managed to trouble most batters with his inswing and pace and no wonder, his absence proved to be a major hole in the bowling lineup for Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022.  

Ahead of his return, Shaheen posted an image on Twitter of himself and captioned "Calm before the storm,” to issue a warning to the batters. He also added an emoticon of the bat in the caption to launch subtle signs to the opponents of his extraordinary skillset. With 47 wickets in 38 T20Is at an economy rate of 7.76, Shaheen has been an asset in the bowling group for Pakistan since his debut.

Here’s Afridi’s tweet on Twitter 

The world class bowler is eyeing a return for the T20 World Cup 2022 and he is expected to take the field against arch rivals, India on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The battle between Afridi and the Indian openers goes back to the T20 World Cup 2021 when the former got rid of both Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul with beauties. 

Pakistan's Squad for the T20 World Cup: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir.

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