Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has finally reacted to Haris Rauf’s incredible gesture after dismissing him during the PSL 2020 clash on Sunday. Rauf apologised to Afridi after dismissing him during the second Eliminator between Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars.
The incident took place in the 14th over when Haris Rauf castled Shahid Afridi for a first ball duck with a beauty. Afridi had premeditated his shot and shuffled across even before the ball was bowled. Haris Rauf, however, understood the former Pakistan skipper’s plan and went full.
And it was a stunning inswinging delivery that sneaked through Shahid Afridi’s legs before going on to disturb the timber. As soon as the ball hit the stumps, Rauf apologised to Shahid Afridi with folded hands. The veteran allrounder, on his part, had just turned back and walked away without giving any reaction to his dismissal or Rauf’s gesture.
But he finally reacted to it on Monday. Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to praise Rauf’s ‘great and unplayable yorker’ and jokingly asked him to bowl slow to him. He also congratulated Qalandars for making it to the final, writing:
“It was a great and unplayable yorker Haris very well bowled! Please bowl slow to me next time.
“Congratulations to Qalandars for final berth. Look forward to an exciting match tomorrow. Thank you Sultans fans for supporting us throughout the season,” he added.
It was a great and unplayable yorker Haris very well bowled! Please bowl slow to me next time 😜 congratulations to Qalandars for final berth. Look forward to an exciting match tomorrow. Thank you Sultans fans for supporting us throughout the season. https://t.co/GySOxr43ov
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 16, 2020
Lahore Qalandars book place in PSL final:
As far as the game is concerned, Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultans by 25 runs to make it to the PSL final for the very first time. They will take on fellow first-time finalists Karachi Kings in the title-decider on Tuesday. For the Qalandars, David Wiese made the difference as he starred with both bat and ball.
He scored an unbeaten 48 off just 21 balls to power the Lahore-based outfit to 182 for 6 in the allotted 20 overs. His knock included five fours and three sixes. Qalandars’ were only on 123 after the end of the 16th over before Wiese provided the finishing touch with Samit Patel as company.
The two batsmen managed eight fours and three sixes between them in the last four overs which yielded 59 runs. In reply, Multan Sultans were all out for 157. Adam Lyth’s 28-ball fifty gave them a good start but they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and eventually fell short by 25 runs.