Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi is under controversy once again. It was not even a week ago that the youngster conceded 23 runs in the final over of the T20 World Cup 2021 and became the villain despite being their best bowler throughout the tournament. However, that has probably changed him and uncharacteristically to his true self, Shaheen Afridi has looked rather rude and aggressive ever since. However, what he did today was probably a bit too much.
Pakistan are currently squaring off against each other in a 3-match T20I series against Bangladesh. The Paks won the first match pretty convincingly and they are currently playing the second T20I at Bangladesh’s Sher-e-Bangla stadium. As it currently stands, Pakistan are on the verge of winning this match as well.
Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. Usually when matches are played on Bangladesh’s turf, the home side gets an unfair advantage due to pitch manipulation. However, that hasn’t seemed to affect Pakistan in any way possible.
Their pacers did a tremendous job on today’s match as well and Bangladesh were able to score just 107 runs in their 20 overs. An easily chaseable target for Pakistan.
However, a particular incident that occurred during the first innings while Shaheen Afridi was bowling, is what made the headlines out of everything else.
In the 12th over, Bangladesh batsman Afif Hossain was facing Shaheen Afridi when he played a defensive shot that went into the hands of Shaheen Afridi. Seeing that the batsman was a bit outside of his line, Afridi threw the ball towards the wicket to try a run-out but it hit Afif Hossain’s legs, hurting him badly. The batsman fell down to the ground in agony and although Shaheen Afridi went up to him to apologise, he has been criticized heavily on all the social media platforms.