It is said that if the beginning is good, then half the work is done. But until the whole work is not done, it is not called complete. The difference between Shaheen Afridi’s first over and the last over in the T20 World Cup was sky-high.
Journey started like this against India
Left arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi was hit a lot in 2 Asia Cup matches and ODI World Cup matches. But in the first match against Bharat, he took advantage of the initial conditions and fielded the same plan against Rohit Sharma that Mohammad Amir had made in the final of the Champions Trophy. In that match too Rohit was already lbw in the very first over. The ball came in so fast that the umpire had no hesitation in raising his finger. This was Shaheen Afridi’s first over in the T20 World Cup.
In his very next over, Shaheen had also scattered the bails of KL Rahul on the beautiful ball coming in. Not only this, in the last overs, Shaheen Afridi did the work which no bowler could do for Pakistan for 9 years. He got Virat Kohli, who scored 57 runs, caught behind the wicket. Virat Kohli got out for the first time against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. Shaheen Afridi, who took 3 wickets for 31 runs in 4 overs, got the man of the match award.
That opening spell of Shaheen Afridi.first half an hour broke India mentally and later they never recovered from that phase
— Syed Amjad Mahmood Falki (@AmjadFalki) November 7, 2021
This is the end of the journey against Australia
In the beginning, Shaheen Afridi seemed to be in the same rhythm with which he bowled against India. In the very first over, he gave a big blow to Australia by dismissing Aaron Finch without opening an account.
However, when the match reached the end of the over, Australia needed 21 runs in 10 balls, then Hasan Ali dropped the catch of Wade. He then hit a winning six off short fine leg, cow corner and then fine leg in the last three balls of Afridi’s 19th over. Shaheen Afridi gave 18 runs in the last 3 balls.
By the way, Shaheen Afridi’s total bowling figure in yesterday’s match was not so bad. He gave 35 runs in 4 overs and took 1 wicket. Out of 35 runs, 18 runs came in the last 3 balls, but due to these runs, Pakistan was officially out of the T20 World Cup and Shaheen Afridi also proved to be the last over of this tournament.
Such was the T20 World Cup
In terms of wickets, Shaheen was almost at par with Jasprit of India. Shaheen gave 169 runs and took 7 wickets in 6 matches of T20 World Cup.
— Astronaut (@TheRobustRascal) November 11, 2021
Shaheen trolled for copying video
In his last league match against Scotland, Shaheen imitated Rohit, Rahul and Virat on the demand of the audience and told how he was dismissed. Now some viewers say that he should also imitate and tell how Wade hit him for 3 sixes.