Pakistan left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi, who won the ‘Player of the Match’ award in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 game against India, has revealed his favourite wicket from the battle against the arch-rivals.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and opted to bowl first against India in the high-profile game at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Pace bowling sensation Shaheen Afridi bowled the first over of the match and he dismissed senior opening batsman Rohit Sharma on golden duck in the 4th ball of the over.
In his second over he castled Indian opening batsman KL Rahul, with a beautiful delivery, and Rahul was able to score just 3 runs off 8 balls. Then he went on to dismiss India’s No.3 Virat Kohli in the 19th over of the match and he registered the figures of 3/31.
Rahul’s wicket was the favourite one – Shaheen Afridi
The 21-year-old was asked which amongst KL Rahul or Rohit Sharma was his favourite dismissal in the World Cup clash against India to which he replied by saying that Rahul’s wicket was his favourite because he was not expecting the ball to move “that much”. Speaking on Pakistani journalist Mazher Arshad’s YouTube channel, Afridi said:
“Rahul’s wicket was the favourite one. I think I wasn’t even expecting the ball to move in that much after pitching. It was my second over only and generally, the ball doesn’t move that much in the first couple of overs. “
Notably, Chasing the 152-run target against India in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan remained unbeaten and helped the team win the game by 10 wickets. Also, that was Pakistan’s first victory in the World Cup game against the Indian team.
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