Shahid Afridi (Photograph Supply: Instagram/ShahidAfridi)

Tempo legend Waqar Younis has heaped reward on veterean all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s bodily energy throughout his early cricketing days and has defined that his handshakes was very arduous at any time when he exchanged pleasantries. 

Aside from citing his personal instance of being on the receiving finish, Younis additionally talked about an unnamed Indian minister who was on the receiving finish of Afridi’s handshake throughout Pakistan’s go to to India supposedly within the mid 90s. 

Shahid Afridi was solely 15 or 16 and was very sturdy at that age: Waqar Younis

“When Shahid Afridi first arrived. He was solely 15 or 16 and really sturdy at that age. The primary time I shook palms with him, I virtually ended up sweating, he squeezed it so arduous. That is most likely one of many the explanation why he might hit these enormous sixes,” mentioned Waqar whereas talking on A Sports activities.

“I nonetheless keep in mind, We had been on an India tour. I do know the identify of the Indian minister however I will not take his identify. He got here to see us and welcomed us. We had been all sitting collectively. He got here and we stood up. He met everybody, and greeted us. Afridi was a junior, he was standing within the again. All of us shook palms gently as he was an aged minister. When Afridi’s flip got here, he shook the palms so arduous,” he added.

Shahid Afridi represented Pakistan for 20 lengthy years between 1996 to 2016 and through these 20 years, he made so many particular person data along with his all-round excellence on the sector. He led Pakistan to the semifinals of the 2011 World Cup and completed because the joint-highest wicket-taker of that event together with Zaheer Khan.

The previous skipper was adjudged the Participant of the Event within the 2007 T20 World Cup and bagged the Man of the Match awards within the semis and the ultimate of the T20 World Cup 2009 the place the Males in Inexperienced went on to win the competitors for the very first time beating Sri Lanka within the summit conflict at Lord’s.

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