29 September 2020
Player Interview | Pakistan's Shaheen Afridi speaks with media today
Shaheen Afridi speaks with media today.
- England tour is tough but enough practice matches to prepare and we acknowledge PCB's initiative to give us more time.
- Test cricket my main focus - win matches and make name for myself - Wasim and Waqar are talked about today because of the Test wickets they took.
- This is beyond my expectations to have so much success at this age.
- After two months of no activity some of us were very frustrated and perhaps were not that smart when came out first to practice - After PCB cautioned some of us we are abiding by the rules and having nets with social distancing.
- Myself and Naseem Shah have not played Tests in England but the 29-man squad does include Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan and Mohammad Abbas.
- My celebration - of flying kisses - will not change and it will be directed at people watching from home.
- Empty stadiums - we are used to it by playing in UAE - and a couple of matches of PSL2020.
- 10 bowlers in the 29-man squad - healthy competition - we all want to do well for Pakistan.
- Covid-19 and English conditions are both challenges - we will watch the West Indies bowlers to see how they stick to new ball shining rules and learn from it.
- Our success in the last four years in English summers - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 - gives us heart to do well.
- Our coaching staff is made up of four legend cricketers - Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Waqar Younis and Mushtaq Ahmed - and they are all very helpful and supportive.
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