WATCH: Naveen-ul-Haq mocks Gulbadin Naib over injury drama against Bangladesh; Afghanistan pacer responds | T20 WC 2024

Jun 26, 2024

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Gulbadin Naib‘s dramatic display became an unforgettable moment as Afghanistan secured a historic victory over Bangladesh by 8 runs, clinching a spot in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 semi-finals. This remarkable achievement also resulted in Australia’s exit from the tournament. Led by Rashid Khan, Afghanistan reached the semifinals of an ICC event for the first time ever.

Strategic move during rain delays

The match experienced several rain delays, and during one such interruption, Afghanistan coach Jonathan Trott advised his team to slow down the game as light rain began, with Afghanistan ahead on the DLS method. Gulbadin Naib responded by pretending to be injured, a move widely believed to be a tactic to waste time. Despite the apparent injury, Gulbadin returned to bowl shortly after.

Naveen-ul-Haq’s playful jab

Gulbadin’s teammates joined in the fun, with pacer Naveen-ul-Haq posting a humorous meme on Instagram, mocking Gulbadin’s antics. The meme was inspired by the popular Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar movie ‘Welcome.’

Here is the video:

Also READ: T20 World Cup 2024: Gulbadin Naib reacts to Ravichandran Ashwin’s ‘red card’ remark on injury controversy

Gulbadin Naib reacts

Afghan skipper Rashid reacted to Naveen’s post with laughing emojis. Gulbadin also responded with a comment saying, “Hey mate I am feeling not well….Hamstring problem (laughing emoji).” Other Afghan players, including Mohammad Nabi, Fazalhaq Farooqi and Ibrahim Zadran, also reacted with laughter.

Crucial performance in Super 8 match

In the final Super 8 clash against Bangladesh, Gulbadin bowled two overs and secured a breakthrough. It resulted in Afghanistan winning by eight runs and reaching the semifinals of the T20 World Cup, where they will face South Africa on June 26.

Also READ: ‘Oscar level acting’: Fans react with amusement at Gulbadin Naib’s fall after Jonathan Trott tells him to slow down the AFG vs BAN game | T20 World Cup 2024

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