Fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been shortlisted in five categories for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Awards 2021. According to PCB, the winners will be announced in a virtual digital show, on Thursday. The 21-year-old left-arm fast bowler has been nominated in Impactful Performance of the Year, T20I Cricketer of the Year, ODI Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year, and Most Valuable Cricketer of the Year categories by an independent 10-member jury. Shaheen had a stellar 2021 across all formats. In nine Tests, he took 47 wickets and backed up with eight wickets in six ODIs and 23 wickets in 21 T20Is.
His three for 31 against India in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 has made him one of the four candidates for the Impactful Performance of the Year award.
Run-machine Mohammad Rizwan and fast bowler Hasan Ali also had a year to celebrate, which is now reflected in their nominations.