Special skills, Karthik on Pakistani player tearing up opposition

Dinesh Karthik on Shaheen Shah Afridi: “Obviously he has special skills”

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Indian wicket keeper and batsman Dinesh Karthik said there was no doubt Pakistani left-arm crimper Shaheen Shah Afridi had “special skills.”

Afridi dominated the T20 World Cup and started off winning the man of the match award in his side’s 10-wicket victory over India.

Afridi took 3-31 on four overs as Pakistan beat rivals for the first time in a World Cup game.

He followed that up with numbers of 1-21 in the five-wicket win over New Zealand.

In the game against Afghanistan, which Pakistan also won by five wickets, he claimed 1-22 over four overs.

As for the game against Namibia, he conceded 36 points on four overs and did not take a wicket.

“Obviously he has special skills,” Karthik said on YouTube for Cricbuzz as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.

Pakistan have advanced to the semi-finals and their next match is against Scotland on Sunday.

Pakistani T20 World Cup Team: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk )), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik

Pakistan T20 World Cup Reserves: Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir

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