Ravichandran Ashwin calls for a red card for Gulbadin Naib's acting; Afghanistan all-rounder responds

Published - 25 Jun 2024, 05:33 PM | Updated - 25 Jun 2024, 05:36 PM

Gulbadin Naib and Ravichandran Ashwin
Gulbadin Naib and Ravichandran Ashwin (Credits: X)

Afghanistan All-rounder Gulbadin Naib replied to Ravichandran Ashwin on X (formerly Twitter) after the former faked a Hamstring injury against Bangladesh. 

Afghanistan took on Bangladesh earlier today in the final Super 8 fixture of Group 1 which was won by team India yesterday after beating Australia. The Indian side, led by Rohit Sharma, locked in their spot in the 2nd semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 against reigning champions England. 

Whereas Afghanistan, who finished as runners-up to India in Group 1, have set up a meeting with South Africa in the 1st semi-final. This one will get underway at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad with India and England playing at the Providence Stadium in the Island of Guyana. 

This ICC T20 World Cup edition, just like every other edition, has given us a lot of moments and one of them took place today. During the game between Afghanistan and Bangladesh's Super 8 match, Gulbadin Naib delivered one of the funniest moments ever. 

What did Gulbadin Naib do?

Bangladesh were chasing down a 120+ target and the match was stuck in a tricky situation as they had lost more than half of their batters. The rain was also interrupting the game for which the target was also revised and therefore Afghanistan head coach Jonathon Trott was asking his players to slow the game down. 

Trott was asking his players to delay things as they would have won even if the match had been abandoned. After seeing those instructions, Gulbadin Naib, who was standing at the slip cordon, appeared to be clutching his Hamstring and falling to the ground. 

Gulbadin Naib was acting as if his Hamstring was in sheer pain and that he might not be able to continue playing in the match. It was clear from the get-go that Naib was faking his injury. Moments after that, the Umpire asked all the players to leave the ground due to rain, and the All-rounder was seen taken off by a teammate and medical staff. 

He then returned to the Ground when the game resumed and even bowled an over wherein he took the wicket of Taskin Ahmed. And when Afghanistan's victory was confirmed, Gulbadin Naib went off and took sprints off the ground as if the pain disappeared. 

Ravichandran Ashwin reacts 

Ravichandran Ashwin quickly took to X (formerly Twitter) and wrote that Gulbadin Naib should be shown a red card for the offense. Often in Football, players fake their injuries to get sympathy from the referee and end up getting sent off. The India off-spinner wrote, "Red card for Gulbadin Naib😂😂😂"

Gulbadin responds

Gulbadin Naib then responded to the tweet by saying, "Kabi khushi kabi gham main huta hai 🤣🤣 Hamstring 🤣" (Sometimes in grief and sometimes in happiness, the Hamstring pull happens).



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