Salman Butt, a former Pakistani captain, says that county cricket is not the best environment for paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi.
After joining Middlesex for the current season, Butt is concerned about Shaheen’s workload.
Butt said on the ‘Cricket Baaz’ YouTube channel, “Shaheen is our single best bowler in all three formats.” “I’m not sure if they considered his workload, but county cricket isn’t the best fit for him.” In England, he’s not someone who can’t bowl. So why take a chance on such a battered bowler, especially when he needed a break before the two World Cups coming up in a year? There’s also the Test Championship and the Asian Cup, which are significant, but Shaheen isn’t interested in county cricket.
Butt also requested the PCB to compensate the players for any financial damages incurred if they are not permitted to play county cricket.
“If there was a financial loss, PCB should have made amends as Naseem Shah did with Umar Gul and Mohammad Asif,” he remarked.
Afridi, a quick left-hander, will stay at Middlesex until mid-July, when he will join Pakistan on an international duty. He will be available to play for Middlesex in the County Championship cricket club up to that date, as well as for the entirety of the Vitality Blast 2022 season, including the knockout rounds if Middlesex qualify.