Shaheen Afridi’s Ambitious Ascent: Inspiring Positivity in the Face of Warner’s Test Farewell

Pakistan’s main fast bowler, Shaheen Afridi, aims to put David Warner in a tight spot during the upcoming Test series against Australia, which kicks off on December 14th in Perth. Considering that Warner is likely to retire from red-ball internationals after this series, Afridi hopes to prevent the veteran from enjoying a fairytale ending to his Test career.

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Warner, aged 37, had earlier expressed his desire to exit Test cricket on a high note, preferably in his home ground of Sydney, where the third and final match of the series will take place. With Warner’s Test performances gradually declining each season, the former vice-captain undoubtedly wishes to conclude his career on a positive note, especially against Pakistan, as he boasts an impressive average of 83.53 against them.

Shaheen Afridi Addressing reporters.

Addressing reporters, Afridi emphasized the importance of maintaining their current momentum in the Test series Down Under. Quoted by CricketPakistan.com.pk, he highlighted:

“We would wish him good luck but not hoping for a good end for David Warner in his last Test series against us. This is an important series for Pakistan as we are leading the World Test Championship’s point table at the moment.”

Pakistan is leading the WTC standings after a convincing victory over Sri Lanka in a two-Test series earlier this year, thanks to our aggressive style of play. Under the leadership of new captain Shan Masood, we aim to continue this winning trend.

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Afridi is also banking on the upcoming four-day practice match in Canberra to ensure that the team is well-prepared for the opening Test at the Optus Stadium.

“We have played against the recently announced Australia’s 14-member squad, and we are all up for this challenge. 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.”

The 23-year-old speedster acknowledged that Pakistan has a less-than-stellar record in Australia, having not won a Test Down Under since 1995. Nevertheless, he remains optimistic about their chances and looks forward to creating an impact in the upcoming series against Australia.

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