Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen Afridi (Image: Twitter)

Shaheen Afridi is one of the premier pacers across formats in international cricket going around. He is the number one bowler in Pakistan cricket at the moment. He left a big impression with his spell against India in the T20 World Cup 2021. Afridi’s spell of  3 for 31 helped Pakistan restrict India to 151 for 7, with Hasan Ali picking two wickets and Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan picking one apiece.

Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan then struck unbeaten half-centuries as Pakistan won the game by 10 wickets. Babar scored an unbeaten 68 while Rizwan ended on an unbeaten 79. Pakistan made it to the semi-finals but lost to Australia in the knockout game.

T20 World Cup 2021: Watch - Shaheen Afridi Strikes First, Sends Rohit Sharma Back With A Peach
T20 World Cup 2021: Watch – Shaheen Afridi Strikes First, Sends Rohit Sharma Back With A Peach

Answering “25 Questions” with ESPN Cricinfo, Shaheen Afridi picked three Indians as his dream hat-trick wickets. He picked Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli as his choices. Incidentally, he dismissed all of them in the T20 World Cup match in Dubai.

T20 World Cup 2021: Watch - Shaheen Afridi Castles KL Rahul With A Pearler
T20 World Cup 2021: Watch – Shaheen Afridi Castles KL Rahul With A Pearler

Shaheen dismissed Rohit Sharma with a perfect inswing yorker targeted towards the stumps. He then dismissed KL Rahul with a lethal inswing delivery on a length that nipped back in to sneak through the gates and rattle against the middle stump. India lost two early wickets with Afridi picking 2/19 bowling inside the powerplay.

He came back to dismiss Virat Kohli for 57 in the penultimate over of the Indian innings. The ball bounced a bit too high for Kohli to edge it behind to the wicketkeeper. Afridi picked Kohli’s dismissal as his most prized wicket so far.

Virat Kohli Is His Most Prized Wicket In International Cricket So Far Admits Shaheen Afridi

Shaheen Afridi, Virat Kohli
Shaheen Afridi, Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Pakistan’s 10-wicket win in the T20 World Cup remains their only win over India in ICC Word Cup events. Both teams will face each other in Melbourne on October 23 in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. India will have their chance at potential revenge in that game.

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.