Pakistan paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi says he will be living a dream when he makes his Middlesex home debut at Lord’s on Thursday.
The towering left-arm quick has signed to play for the English county club, based at the London ground — the game’s spiritual home.
“It’s every cricketer’s dream to come here and play at the home of cricket,” Afridi told reporters at Lord’s on Wednesday ahead of Middlesex’s match against Leicestershire.
Afridi has already starred at the ground, taking 6-35 against Bangladesh during a 50-over 2019 World Cup match.
“Now I want to take 10 (wickets in an innings),” he said with a smile.
“When you play for your country you always feel proud and that came against Bangladesh so it was a good game for me as well.
“As a youngster, you’re playing in a World Cup game and you take six wickets so yes, it’s a big high for me and one of the best memories for me.”