Pakistan all rounder Shahid Afridi turned back time with a brilliant unbeaten 81 runs of just 40 deliveries against Edmonton Royals in the Global T20 Canada at the CAA Centre in Brampton on Sunday, where Brampton Wolves beat Edmonton Royals by 27 runs. But that was not it. An incident including Afridi on the final ball of Brampton Wolves’ innings has been making rounds on social media.
Batting with compatriot Wahab Riaz, Afridi hit the last ball for a single down to long off, Wahab Riaz asked Afridi if he wanted to take a second run. Afridi came up with a hilarious reply that quickly went viral on social media.
"Lala, dusra lena hai," asked Wahab Riaz. "Pagal hai. Bowling kaun karega," was Afridi's brilliant reply.
Shahid Afridi hit 10 fours and five sixes in his knock which took Brampton Wolves to 207/5 in stipulated 20 overs. Lendl Simmons also played a scintillating knock of 59 runs of 34 balls, which helped Brampton Wolves put up a defendable total.
As far as Edmonton is concern, Shadab Khan was the leading wicket taker with three wickets. Ben Cutting also added two wickets to his haul.
Not only did Shahid Afridi put up a great show with that bat but he also dimissed his compatriot Mohammad Hafiz.
In response, Richie Berrington (28), skipper Faf du Plessis (21), James Neesham (33) and Shadab Khan (27) went in vain as Edmonton Royals succumbed to 27 runs defeat.
For Brampton Wolves, Zahoor Khan and Ish Sodhi took three wickets each, while Wahab Riaz took two wickets. Shahid Afridi was the Man of the Match.
Brampton Wolves will play their next match against Winnipeg Hawks on Thursday.