Srinagar: Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev has said that their is no comparison between India’s ace pacer Mohammad Shami and Pakistan spearhead pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi.
In a TV show, there was a question ,Can Shami and Shaheen be the deciding factors? If yes then who holds the edge?.
Former India captain Kapil Dev said one shouldn’t draw comparisons between the two as the Pakistan left-arm seamer is miles ahead on current form.
“You can’t judge anything by just one over. Afridi was spot on when talked about looking at the performances of the last two years where Shaheen has been very good. Whenever he has got an opportunity, he has made an impact. I wouldn’t even like to compare (Shami and Shaheen). Shami hasn’t played a lot of cricket of late. I would have perhaps compared Bumrah with Afridi if he was there but can’t compare Shami and Afridi because there is a lot of difference,” Kapil said in a joint broadcast of Samaa TV and ABP News.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi who was also part of show said, “If you look at the last few years, Shaheen’s performances have been outstanding. He has used the new ball brilliantly. As a bowler you always try to pick wickets in the first six overs to give your team a good start. Shami too has had some very good spells with the new-ball. Both Shami and Shaheen know how to bowl with the new ball. It’s a big match coming up and we’ll get to know who bowls better”.