Shaheen Shah Afridi’s brilliant comeback that silence Bangladeshi fans



Shaheen Shah Afridi’s brilliant comeback that silence Bangladeshi fans

Shaheen Shah Afridi’s brilliant comeback that silence Bangladeshi fans

November 30, 2021  Authorbet365baji

During the first Test against Bangladesh, Pakistan paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi was treated to brutal chants from the Chattogram crowd, but the left-arm fast player reacted beautifully by his performance.

On Sunday, Bangladesh supporters were heard screaming "Matthew Wade" every time Afridi came near the edge at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, a painful remembrance of the Australian's heroics in the T20 World Cup semi-final. The joy of Bangladeshi fans was short-lived, however, as Afridi delivered a ruthless retort and emerged victorious, removing Shadman Islam and Najmul Shanto in a single blow.

Wade hit 3 straight sixes in the penultimate over of Australia's exciting run chase against Pakistan earlier this month. This has helped the Australian enter the T20 World Cup final for the first time in 11 years.

At the other end, Afridi was the unlucky bowler.

Pakistan was undefeated in the Super 12 stage of the T20 event, thrashing rivals India by 10 wickets to send a message to the rest of the game.

During their win against their subcontinent adversaries, Afridi took three wickets, but the cricket world has a very limited attention span, and his T20 World Cup career will be recognized for one tragic over in the semi-final.

When the left-arm quick was within earshot, Bangladeshi supporters couldn't help but put salt in the wounds – but Afridi got the last laugh. The 21-year-old took three wickets late in the third day to reduce the hosts to 4/39 at stumps.

After the drinks break, he proceeded to dismiss Saif Hassan for 18, providing him fantastic figures of 3/6 off six overs.

In 2021, Afridi had 42 Test wickets at an average of 17.66, tying Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for the highest in the calendar year.

Bangladesh will continue on day four with an 83-run advantage and six wickets in hand – Mushfiqur Rahim (12) and debutant Yasir Ali (8), respectively, are undefeated overnight.

Earlier in the first Test, Taijul Islam of Bangladesh recorded his ninth five-wicket haul, while Abid Ali of Pakistan scored his fourth Test century.