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“Shaheen is tougher to face than Starc and Boult,” said Fakhar Zaman: Fakhar Zaman, the opening batsman for Pakistan, has given Shaheen Afridi high praise. In a PCB podcast interview, Fakhar Zaman stated that he has faced Trent Boult and Mitchell Starc, but finds it tougher to face Shaheen Afridi.

He said, “It is tougher to bat against Shaheen than Starc or Boult.”

Fakhar, who played in 70 ODIs for Pakistan, said that his approach has changed since 2016. To combat his limitations, he attempts to concentrate more on his batting, resulting in his success.

The left-handed opener said that because Rizwan and Babar Azam had set such high standards, everyone was working hard to meet them.

The 33-year-old said that he has worked hard to develop his power-hitting & fitness for international cricket and that it feels wonderful whenever he gets runs for Pakistan. Fakhar also talked about how a cricket player should deal with difficult times or rough patches.

“I think the rough patch is necessary for a cricketer to face in his career. The important thing is not to lose hope and work really hard on the areas of improvement,” he added.

Although Fakhar believes that it is impossible to predict outcomes in cricket, he can state that Babar will score significantly in five out of ten games.

He concluded by adding that we often worry excessively over the World Cup. When it does, they will be ready for it as required.

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