Shaheen Afridi turned up to play for Pakistan for the first time today after the T20 World Cup semifinal match against Australia where he was hit for three back to back sixes and he seemed really pumped up for the contest.
Not only did the left-arm fast bowler bowl with real good speeds and lengths, he actually had a go at the Bangladesh left-hander Afif Hossain without any reason.
Bangladesh had lost a couple of early wickets, and Afif tried to counter-attack by hitting Shaheen for a six as he walked in to bat at no. 4. Shaheen obviously didn’t like that and next ball when Afif played it back towards the bowler, Shaheen fielded the ball and just threw the ball directly at Afif.
It was not even a throw aimed at the stumps, it was a throw aimed at the batsman and even though it might have been unintentional on Shaheen’s part, it actually hurt Afif badly as the ball hit him somewhere around the rib area.
Shaheen Afridi quickly apologized to the batsman for his wild throw
Shaheen Afridi was, however, quick to apologize by raising his hand and then he went to the batsman as well to ask him if he was alright, as the other Pakistani fielders also came around the batsman, but Shaheen might still have to suffer some sort of punishment for it.
Gets hit for a 6 and Shaheen Shah loses his control next ball!
— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) November 20, 2021
Since the young Pakistani speedster has not been guilty of too many offences like this in the past, he might get away with a fine on this occasion, but he will surely get a word of caution or two from the match referee as offences like this in future might get him banned as well.
Shaheen, however, ended the match with wonderful bowling figures of 2 for 15 in his 4 overs as he rocked Bangladesh’s middle order with sheer pace. Bangladesh, for the second time in a row in the series, couldn’t post a reasonable total on the board.