Video: Netizens slam Shaheen Afridi after he hit Afif Hossain with the ball
Afif Hossain hit Shaheen Afridi for six on the second ball of the second over.
Shaheen Shah Afridi is getting slammed on social media after he ‘unintentionally’ hit Afif Hossain with the ball. The Bangladeshi batsman hit the Pakistani bowler for a six the ball before that.
Afif Hossain hit Shaheen Afridi for six on the second ball of the second over. The next delivery was good length and the batter pushed it back at the bowler. Shaheen collected the ball, turned around and flung a throw at the batter, hitting him low on the ankle, which was unprotected. The left arm pacer apologised to the batsman almost immediately.
Watch the video:
Gets hit for a 6 and Shaheen Shah loses his control next ball!
— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) November 20, 2021
Following the incident, majority of the cricket fans were not happy with Shaheen Afridi’s “unnecessary attitude”. Here’s what netizens have to say:
— Shoaib Niazi (@ShoaibNiaziSRK) November 20, 2021
— CRICKET VIDEOS 🏏 (@AbdullahNeaz) November 20, 2021
Afif Hossain was inside the crease. Still Shaheen Afridi threw the ball and hit his body. Such a shameful act.
I think it is the high time to introduce 'RED CARD' in cricket.#BANvPAK
— Imran Hasan (@Imranhasan02) November 20, 2021
Unacceptable behaviour by Shaheen throwing ball towards Afif. You need to learn how to handle the situation after getting six. Not such a big fan of such type of characters.#BANvPAK
— Shahid Anwar (@Khan_Ghouri) November 20, 2021
Sad to see Shaheen's attitude towards Afif..
Its totally against the Gentleman Game..#BANvPAK
— FAHAD KHATTAK (@Fahad_ktk1) November 20, 2021
Should have been thrown out of the ground and not allowed to bowl further.
Red Card won't be a bad idea in cricket. https://t.co/O1TgK5dFkO
— T (@its_tabrez__) November 20, 2021
Some fans defended the Pakistani bowler:
Anyone who criticizes Shaheen unnecessarily for that clearly didn't grow up watching Shoaib Akhtar 😭 ye toh kuch nahi, hojata hai, fast bowler aggression nahi dikhayega toh kaun dikhayega
— Cover Drive (@CoverDriveCric) November 20, 2021
Let the bowlers be aggressive. Let them what they are. https://t.co/UwEi3EcJSc
— Mitul (@R3Mitul) November 20, 2021
It should be noted that Australian fast bowler, James Pattinson, faced a one match ban and 100% fine of his match fee for a similar incident in the Sheffield Shield.
One match ban for James Pattinson for breaching the code of conduct in Sheffield Shield. pic.twitter.com/TgWdKNgPYN
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 10, 2021
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