KARACHI: Simply while you thought former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi was getting too previous for the game and the cricket in him is likely to be fading, the all-rounder proves you incorrect.
The leg-spinner lately took two wickets for the Multan Sultans of their PSL 2021 fixture in opposition to the Islamabad United on Sunday night time. Although the Sultans ended up dropping the sport, it was Afridi who impressed all.
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The cricketer notched up two necessary wickets of hard-hitters Alex Hales and Asif Ali, bowling the previous and getting the opposite catch out.
Nonetheless, it was Afridi’s run out that impressed all on social media and generated reward from followers and critics alike.
Islamabad United have been 74-4 on the finish of the eleventh over when Afridi bowled to Talat Hussain, who hit the ball to his leg facet and tried a run.
With no different fielder close by, the 40-year-old sprinted ahead, grabbed the ball and took a shot on the stumps, sending them flying as Islamabad United’s Iftikhar Ahmed remained in need of the crease.
Ecstatic on the outcome, Afridi pumped his fist into the air earlier than his teammates huddled round him.
Islamabad United, who misplaced a flurry of wickets early on, have been in a position to pull off an exciting win on the finish courtesy a stellar knock by Lewis Gregory, who scored 49 runs from 31 balls.