Shaheen Afridi and Jasprit Bumrah
are now two of contemporary cricket’s most dangerous fast bowlers. Their skills,
temperament and aggression on the pitch have denoted their greatness in the

Also Read: IPL 2022: KL Rahul fined for slower over-rate against Mumbai Indians

As both pacers from Pakistan and India
have been the reasons for batsmen’s worry, it is normal for pundits to draw a
comparison between two fierce fast bowlers.

On Sunday, former Pakistan pacer Aqib
Javed compared two young stalwarts of modern-era cricket – Jasprit Bumrah of
India and Pakistan sensation Shaheen Afridi.

Also Read: ‘MS Dhoni is the greatest finisher; the face of IPL’

Speaking to, the 1992 World
Cup-winning cricketer said that Bumrah’s graph has been stable, but he is a far
less aggressive bowler than his Pakistani counterpart Shaheen, who is now at
the very beginning of his career. Javed said Shaheen produced more threatening
performances across formats than the Indian.

“The way Haris has bowled in the last
few years, his average bowling speed is the fastest in the world. And the
aggression he has, the way he runs, the batsman knows that the bowler is
running towards him, but Bumrah’s isn’t that aggressive. And people enjoy these
kind of bowlers who have such body language. Shaheen’s graph is on the rise,
while Bumrah is stable. He has less threatening performances than Shaheen,
whether it’s in T20s, ODIs or in Tests. And the rise of Pakistan cricket
largely has depended on performances from Shaheen, Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan,
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan,” he said.

Also Read: Krunal Pandya’s bizarre celebration after dismissing Kieron Pollard irk cricket fans

The Pakistani bowling star Shaheen
recently won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the
Year 2021. Last year, the youngster took 78 wickets in 36 internationals at an
average of 22.20. He also played a pivotal role for Pakistan in their run to
the T20 World Cup semi-final in the UAE where he picked seven wickets in six
matches which included the wickets of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli in
the group-stage match against India.

Bumrah, who is presently part of the
Mumbai Indians squad in IPL 2022, has already represented India in 156
international games, picking 303 wickets. In international cricket, the
28-year-old picked up 227 wickets across three formats at an average of 5.23.