In the recently played Pakistan Super League match between Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators, Pakistani pacer Shaheen Afridi got involved in a nasty war of words with fellow Quetta Gladiators and Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed. The brawl started when in the fifth ball of the third over, Shaheen Afridi bowled a deadly bouncer which hit directly into Sarfaraz Ahmed’s helmet who was on strike. It caused the Pakistan skipper to suffer a concussion and he took a moment or so to recover from it. The Umpire gave it as a No-Ball.
However, pacer Shaheen Afridi did not like the Umpire’s decision and started to argue. He believed that Sarfaraz Ahmed had stepped out and due to his short stature, it should not have been considered as a No-Ball.
At this moment, Sarfaraz Ahmed came in to solve the issue and tried to calm Shaheen Afridi down. However, the pacer lashed out at his national team’s captain which was definitely not liked by Sarfaraz. He was seen heating down the pitch away from the bowler chirping at the lowest pitch possible.
The batsman who was at the non-striker’s end came in to solve the issue. He separated the two and calmed Sarfaraz Ahmed down.
The Commentators and all the Cricket analysts could understand Shaheen Afridi’s passion for the game, but they think that the pacer should have been a lot more considerate given the fact that it was his Nation side’s captain was talking to.
We have ok multiple occasions in the past where players have been deliberately keeping out of the playing 11 due to their issues with the skipper or the coach. Hopefully, that will not be the case between Shaheen Afridi and Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Half of PSL 2021 has already been played and it has given the fans quite a lot of memorable moments to cherish. Among the two teams that took place in the match we talked About, Shaheen Afridi’s Lahore Qalandars is currently placed in third place on the table whereas Sarfaraz Khan’s Quetta Gladiators is at the bottom of the table. This season has been probably the worst season ever for Sarfaraz Khan’s side.
As of now, Islamabad United are the table toppers in PSL with 12 points in eight matches. However, Peshawar Zalmi is highly likely to overtake them this week. They are currently second on the table. They are just two points behind Islamabad, having played one match lesser. The two teams will take on each other tomorrow in what is supposed to be the best match of this PSL season.
Islamabad’s Shadab Khan is in terrific form. They will be the ones to watch out for in the upcoming match. On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi’s Shoaib Malik is their player to look out for. It will definitely be a cracker of a match. This could define who will be the table toppers. Let’s see what Shaheen Afridi produces in the upcoming games as well!!