22nd July 2024
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Shaheen Afridi has made a reputation for himself as some of the feared bowlers in cricket claiming virtually two wickets a sport in ODIs. Nonetheless, within the sport in opposition to Sri Lanka, the pacer was smoked for again to again boundaries by Kusal Mendis that resulted within the former screaming out in frustration.

Profitable the toss, Sri Lanka received off to a shaky begin with Kusal Perera departing as early because the second over. However all eyes had been on the opposite Kusal, Mendis, after his blistering 42-ball 76 in opposition to South Africa in Sri Lanka’s first sport. Afridi received the higher of the Sri Lankan star forcing an error within the fifth over however Imam ul Haq’s butter fingers gave the batter one other life to play with. And play with it he did. The SL No three introduced up his fifty in simply 40 balls and stepped on the accelerator. 

Within the 25th over, Babar Azam determined to throw the ball to his finest bowler as Mendis had raced away to 79 off 56 balls. After Samarawickrama rotated the strike on the primary ball, Mendis lined as much as face the southpaw. The ball turned out to be a gimme because it was quick and vast outdoors off stump and Mendis obliged by reducing it over backward level for a boundary. Afridi, nonetheless, was not perturbed by the 4 and bowled the identical supply once more. This time he determined to bowl it somewhat shorter and the ball went fantastic of third man, the place Nawaz was fielding. Not identified for his athleticism, Nawaz nonetheless put in a great diving effort however couldn’t provide you with the catch because the ball crossed the ropes for a second time in as many balls. 

Afridi was not a cheerful man as he rotated and screamed at himself. His distress was compounded on the following ball as Mendis as soon as once more discovered the boundary behind sq. with one of the best shot within the three as he timed and positioned the ball to perfection. 

Twitter famous Afridi’s response and poked enjoyable and the pacer for overreacting. 

Afridi is digusted!

Properly performed

Owned him!

Rightky so!

Fascinating

Again to again

Hazard!

Milkha vibes

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