Shaheen Shah should stop blowing flying kisses after taking wickets: Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar recently slammed Shaheen Shah Afridi by advising him to avoid making over-excited gestures and to focus on the match instead. The remark comes after Pakistan Cricket Team's dismal performance against England which left fans upset.

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Former cricketer, Shoaib Akhtar advises bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi to stop passing flying kisses after taking wickets and concentrate more on his game.

Fans are upset with the poor performances of Pakistan Cricket Team in a 3 match ODI series against England last week. Pakistan has lost two matches out of a three-match series leaving fans in Pakistan and UK extremely dejected and depressed.

It was in a rage, perhaps, Shoaib Akhtar slammed Shaheen Shah Afridi to avoid making over-excited gestures while celebrating his wickets. He said that Shaheen Shah Afridi has been able to take only 2 wickets in the two matches. He implied that it was certainly not an achievement to celebrate after taking just one wicket. He should focus more on his performance and look for taking more wickets in the upcoming matches.

“Shaheen Afridi likes blowing flying kisses more than taking wickets. At least take five wickets or run through a batting lineup before these hugs and flying kisses. What’s the point of doing it after just one wicket,” Akhtar remarked.

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He added that Shaheen Shah Afridi has put up a disappointing performance in the ODI series against England. Moreover, team management has nothing to show in the past two years. It seems they are clueless about how to improve the performance of the team.

He feared that Pakistan Cricket Team will hit rock bottom if nothing is done quickly to improve the performance of the players. Fans were also upset and expressed astonishment on losing against a weakened England Cricket Team after most of its players and members of team management had tested positive for COVID-19 just before the beginning of the ODI series.

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Fans are hopeful that players will bounce back in the next series. T20 Cricket World Cup is also scheduled this year in October in UAE; whereas the final will be played on November 14th.


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