Shahid Afridi, since making his debut in 1996, has been a regular Pakistan international and is undoubtedly the country’s biggest cricket celebrity.
But with all the star power, Afridi has faced a lot of criticism from the cricketing fraternity due to his inconsistency, which, perhaps, is a result of his aggressive nature both as a person and a sportsman.
Ajay Jadeja, former Indian batsman, had much to say when India comprehensively outclassed Pakistan by five wickets in what was being dubbed as a contest between Indian batsmen and Pakistani bowlers.
“Had it been a more sensible player in place of Afridi, he would have settled for a single rather than putting himself in danger in an attempt to take another run,” commented Jadeja in a post-match show on Pakistan Television (PTV) Sports.
“A run was not as important for Pakistan at that stage but a wicket was enough to change the game.”
And it certainly did.
“I’ve been watching Afridi play international cricket for the past 19 years and I believe he has always been very one-dimensional with his approach,” the former Indian batsman said.