Lahore Qalandars coach Aaqib Javed has exposed that star pacer Shaheen Afridi has a very weak eyesight that had gone unnoticed until the start of his professional career.
In an interview, Aqib Javed said that he was leading a fielding drill at the ICC Academy in Dubai when he noticed that Shaheen was regularly late in reacting to catches.
When asked if he had an eyesight problem, Shaheen asnwered in the affirmative. “I have a vision problem but still manage to play,” the lanky left-armer was quoted as saying by his franchise coach.
Aqib said Afridi’s eye test later showed that his one eye was off by 5.6 points and the other by 2.5 points. “We were surprised that how he was handling to play,” the coach recalled.
The Lahore Qalandars head coach then recalled several other events involving Shaheen, with one specifying how Shaheen once wanted to return his paycheck to team owner after performing poorly in his first few matches of the Pakistan Super League.