Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi truly seems to be returning to his best, with his exploits in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). In the match between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi on Sunday, the pacer produced two rattling deliveries that left the cricketing world dazed.
On the first delivery, Shaheen broke the bat of Peshawar batsman Mohammad Haris. Just as Haris was getting ready to face Shaheen's fiery pace, the left-arm pacer dismissed him clean bowled on the very next delivery.
The 22 years-old has been progressing with increasing success in the PSL and he blew fire in the very first over of the innings against Zalmi. Bowling his first delivery of the over, Shaheen broke Haris' bat into two pieces before sending him back to the hut.
Here's the video:
First ball: Bat broken ⚡— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 26, 2023
Second ball: Stumps rattled 🎯
PACE IS PACE, YAAR 🔥🔥#HBLPSL8 | #SabSitarayHumaray | #LQvPZ pic.twitter.com/VetxGXVZqY
In his third over Shaheen also took the wicket of Babar Azam, sending the stalwart back to the pavilion for a paltry score of 7 runs.
The Shaheen vs Babar battle was already gaining a lot of attention ahead of the game. In the match, fair to say that Shaheen won the contest convincingly.
When Babar Azam was asked about his battle with Shaheen, the talismanic batsman had given floored the entire media room with his response.
“Babar, you always meet everyone with a smiling face but tomorrow you face Shaheen Shah Afridi,” the reporter had said before Babar interrupted.
"To to kar milein unhein? Kya kare, nahi khele fir? Aap bataye…(Should I cry and meet him, or should I not play? Please tell me...)," Babar said in response as everyone started to laugh.
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