Shaheen Afridi unveiled that he will be donning the legendary all-rounder's jersey number, ahead of the ODI series opener against New Zealand.
The 21-year-old speedster has established himself as the spearhead of Pakistan's pace attack since his debut in 2018. In his 77 internationals so far, he has already picked up 161 wickets at 25.47.
The pacer revealed the new kit with No.10 imprinted on the back, a number famously associated with Shahid Afridi for decades in the Pakistan men's team.
Shaheen took to social media to share his sentiments, calling it "more than a shirt number".
I wore this shirt with great honour and pride, I'm delighted that the #10 shirt will now be worn by Shaheen.who is a truly worthy successor! Shaheen I wish you the very best, continue to rise and wear 🇵🇰 colours with the greatest pride. https://t.co/A6CdfcG467— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 16, 2021
"It represents honesty, integrity and immense love for Pakistan. I am humbled and honoured that I will be now representing Pakistan in shirt # 10 of Lala," he tweeted.
Earlier, Shaheen had the No.40 on his jersey.
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