Shaheen Afridi is know for his pace and swing bowling, today the fast bowler surprises the batsman with his pace and swing. Afghanistan Batsman was bowled out for a Golden Duck and then was taken to the hospital for tests and scans.
During a T20 World Cup exhibition match against England last week, Shaheen Afridi finally recovered from a knee ailment. Afridi only bowled two over and didn’t manage to get a wicket either. Shaheen, though, hit twice in as many overs for Pakistan in the second warm-up match against Afghanistan, giving Pakistan a strong start. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai, Afghanistan’s openers, were both out. Gurbaz was smacked with a toe-crushing yorker from Shaheen and was in excruciating pain as a result.
Before the T20 World Cup Super 12 encounter against India, if there was any concern about Shaheen Shah Afridi’s fitness, it was dispelled by the left-arm seamer with a brilliant opening spell with the new ball in a warm-up match against Afghanistan in Brisbane on Wednesday. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai, the Afghanistan openers, were both dismissed in Afridi’s first two overs to put them in a defensive position. Afghanistan would be most concerned about Gurbaz’s situation after he was fired, though.
The fifth delivery of the opening over, a vicious yorker from Shaheen Shah Afridi, left the right-handed wicketkeeper-batter with excruciating foot discomfort. It struck his front foot before he even had a chance to get close to putting his bat down in time since it was full, rapid, and swinging in. The umpire raised his finger, but Gurbaz was already down and writhing in pain, so that was the least of his worries.
Gurbaz, who appeared to be in no way at ease, was being treated by the physios when the play was temporarily paused. After some time, the Afghanistan opener couldn’t walk and had to be helped off the field by a replacement outfield.