The Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021) season 6 restarted in grand fashion in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and the fans saw an exciting match between Karachi Kings and Islamabad United, which was the 22nd match of the tournament.
However, during the match, Mohammad Amir of Karachi and Iftikhar Ahmed of Islamabad got into a heated altercation thanks to Iftikhar Ahmed basically sweeping Amir for a boundary on the last ball of his previous over.
Islamabad Beat Karachi, As Amir-Iftikhar, Have A Go At Each Other
The incident happened after the last ball of the 15th over was bowled by Mohammad Amir. It was a full toss on the off-stump and Iftikhar went down on one knee and slapped the ball on the leg-side for a boundary. The shot played by Ahmed added to the frustration of Amir, who was having a bad day with the ball.
Amir began saying something to the batter after the over ended and Iftikhar retaliated with some heated words as well. The whole altercation was getting heated much more when Karachi Kings skipper Imad Wasim came in support of Amir and got into a heated talk with Iftikhar himself. The situation finally cooled down when the umpires Asif Yaqoob and Rashid Riaz intervened and advised the players to maintain the peace.
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Earlier Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan won the toss and chose to field first. Babar Azam made 85 (7 fours, 3 sixes) and Najibullah Zadran made 71 (5 fours and 4 sixes), adding 117 runs for the 3rd wicket, as Karachi Kings posted 190/4 on the board.
In reply, Usman Khawaja fell for 12, and Muhammad Akhlaq fell for 1 run for Islamabad united. But then Colin Munro (88* with 12 fours and 2 sixes), along with Iftikhar Ahmed (71* with 5 fours and 5 sixes) decimated the Karachi bowling attack and won the game for Islamabad United with 8 wickets and 8 balls in hand.
The duo added 150* runs together as Mohammad Amir went for 34 runs in 3.2 overs.