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Ajmal refers Asif Ali as 'new Shahid Afridi'


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Former Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal praised hard-hitter Asif Ali after the latter led the Men in Green to a T20 World Cup victory over Afghanistan.

In the 19th over, the 30-year-old hammered pacer Karim Janat for four sixes to help Pakistan pass a difficult 148-run mark, securing them three wins in a row in Group 2 of the Super 12 Stages.

After his exploits against Afghanistan, Ajmal believes Asif is the "new Shahid Afridi."

“During the match against Afghanistan, Asif Ali showed glimpses of Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razaaq. After a long time, I have seen someone hit sixes like Shahid Afridi. He played really well and I hope he will continue this form in the next matches as well,” said Ajmal.

The Islamabad United Assistant Coach also opened up about backing Asif in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

“We [Islamabad United] picked him on basis of his talent. His form wasn’t good in the fifth season of PSL but we still backed him,” he concluded.

Pakistan play Namibia in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday followed by their last match against Scotland in Sharjah on November 7.