The Pakistani duo was involved in a heated argument during the 23rd match of the tournament between Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars.
In the 19th over of Quetta’s innings, Shaheen sent down a bouncer that hit Sarfaraz Ahmed on his helmet and went towards the third man, and he ran a quick single. While walking at the non-striker’s end, preparing for the impending concussion test, Sarfaraz Ahmed was seen gesturing at Shaheen to tone down the aggression.
However, the speedster wasn’t impressed with the batsman’s suggestion and then charged towards Sarfaraz Ahmed for an altercation, which the batter moved away from quickly.
The umpires and other players including senior statesman Mohammad Hafeez pacified the situation keeping both the stalwarts at a distance of each other. Though no strict action was taken, the match referee issued a warning to both the players.
Sarfaraz Ahmed have no right to comment on the bouncer by Shaheen Shah Afridi. Bouncers are part of the game of cricket. Sarfraz called for this undue argument. #PSL2021 #HBLPSL6 #PSL #HBLPSL2021 #LQvQG#QGvLQ pic.twitter.com/LcWexT8Kle
— M.Zahaib Nabeel (@zahaibnabeel) June 15, 2021
You are the little brother to me: Sarfaraz Ahmed
Shaheen Afridi copped some criticism for apparently disrespecting a former Pakistan captain. He then put out a note on Twitter, in which he said that he “should have stayed quiet in respect of” Sarfaraz Ahmed, who he says is the “pride of all of us”.
The 34-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman then reacted in a positive way to the youngster’s message. He assured the pacer that everything is fine between the two, and their on-field tussle will remain on the field only. He also heaped praise on Afridi saying that the fast bowler is a star of his national team as well.
“It’s all good bro. Whatever happened in the field it should stay in the field. You are the star of Pakistan too. May Allah give you more success in life. You are little brother to me .All is well,” replied Sarfaraz Ahmed.
It’s all good bro.
Whatever happened in the field it should stay in the field.
You are the star of Pakistan too.
May Allah give you more success in life. You are little brother to me .All is well 😍🙌 https://t.co/zmRY2a72Em
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) June 17, 2021
Speaking of PSL 2021, the tournament which is been played in Abu Dhabi has just 3 league stage matches remaining before the playoffs will commence. Quetta Gladiators are out of the tournament with just 4 points and one match remaining, while Islamabad United have secured the first position with 14 points, and a game in hand.
Lahore Qalandars, who have 10 points in 9 matches same as Peshawar Zalmi in 10 matches, can jump to the second spot if they win their last league encounter against Multan Sultans, who are currently fourth with 8 points, and tied with Karachi Kings. Multan has a couple of matches left to play, while has one game to go.
As far as the Pakistan national team is concerned, the Babar Azam-led outfit will tour England for 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is, before flying to the West Indies for 5 T20Is and 2 Test matches.