Before the commencement of the T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 phase, pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi’s comeback to the Pakistan cricket squad gave the team a significant boost. Shaheen seemed in top form as he quickly bamboozled the Afghanistan batsmen with his speed and swing in the warm-up game, his first game following the protracted injury layoff. Shadab Khan, the vice-captain of Pakistan, made a cheeky remark on social media to welcome Shaheen back to the squad, which has enraged supporters.
Shaheen performed admirably for Pakistan on Wednesday against Afghanistan. He removed Afghanistan’s openers, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai, for golden ducks and nine runs, respectively (from 11 balls).
Gurbaz was forced to seek medical care after Shaheen’s yorker pitch to dismiss him crushed his toes. The delivery’s video has received a lot of shares on social media.
Shaheen ended the game with a 2 for 29 in 4 overs average. He rightly received much praise for his performance, but Shadab’s tweets for him should take the top slot on the list.
“Ball ko dekh rahe ho kabhi mujhe bhi esay dekho. Hey there, @iShaheenAfridi! “Tweeted him.
Another Pakistani speedster, Hasan Ali, left the following remark on Shadab’s post: “Hum dekh laty hai ap ko.”
Afghanistan was held to a total of 154/6 in 20 overs by Pakistan, who bowled rather well against them. However, Babar Azam and company could only play 2.2 overs with the bat at the Gabba in Brisbane because of the torrential precipitation.
Pakistan played one last exhibition game in preparation for their Super 12 encounter versus India. However, due to the likelihood of significant rain in Melbourne on Sunday, even the Indo-Pak game faces a washout.