Shaheen is struggling with his pace and fitness and has been unimpressive in all three games at the World Cup where his four wickets have come at a cost of 139 runs.
“What a waste of opportunity on a great batting wicket. Disappointed. Very disappointed," said former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on X, formerly Twitter.
"I used to come home after training and he would take my pads and somehow wear them to bed," said elder brother Riaz, a decent player himself with one Test cap to his name.
In the heartwarming video shared by the Pakistan Cricket Board Twitter, Afridi can be seen congratulating Bumrah for the good news to which the Indian pacer replied with thank you.
The left-arm fast bowler rattled the Indian top-order in their Group A clash last week, taking 4-35 -- including the wickets of star batters Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Standing with legs not covering the line of the three stumps, Rohit’s strategy must have been to avoid what had happened two years back in Dubai during the T20 World Cup in 2021 -- an LBW.
Shaheen was on 99 Test wickets when he was injured landing awkwardly at the boundary line trying to stop the ball, and it will be his first outing in the long form of the game since then.
Lanky pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi was named Saturday in Pakistan's 16-man squad to play two Tests in Sri Lanka next month -- his first outing in the long form of the game in a year.