Shaheen Shah Afridi has said that he wants to spoil David Warner’s final Test.
Afridi said that Pakistan will not be giving him an easy farewell.
Pakistan and Australia will play their first Test from Dec 14 to 18.
Leading bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi of Pakistan has declared his intention to spoil David Warner’s final Test match against his country, Pakistan, which is scheduled to start in Perth on December 14.
This year, Warner was 37, and he didn’t show any signs of aging in terms of his physical condition or bat skills. The left-handed hitter helped Australia win their sixth consecutive World Cup, setting a record by scoring 535 runs at an average of 48.63. He was one of the team’s most crucial players in the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2023.
Speaking at a news conference prior to their first practice on Sunday in Canberra, Shaheen shared his opinions, saying that Warner has had a “great career” and has constantly produced outstanding performances in all three formats.
“We would wish him good luck, but we are not hoping for a good end for David Warner in his last Test series against us,” said the pacer.
The left-arm fast bowler emphasized the series’ importance for Pakistan by pointing out that they are currently leading the World Test Championship points standings.
“This is an important series for Pakistan, as we are leading the World Test Championship’s point table at the moment,” stated the 23-year-old pacer.
Shaheen stated that the team is ready for the battle that lies ahead, having already faced most of the recently confirmed Australian squad. “We have played against the recently announced Australia’s 14-member squad, and we are all up for this challenge,” he said.
“We don’t have much experience of Canberra, but I am sure this four-day match against PM XI will help us prepare well for the series against the home team starting from Perth,” he said.
Shaheen also mentioned the recent, widely shared video of athletes putting their bags onto a container truck outside the airport in Sydney, claiming that they assisted one another in order to save time.
“We only had 30 minutes to catch our next flight and we helped because there were just two people. We wanted to wrap it up fast and to save time,” the 23-year-old bowler said.
“We call this team a family and helped them as a family,” he added.
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