IRE vs PAK [WATCH]: Shaheen Afridi confronts Afghan fan over his alleged misconduct ahead of 2nd T20I

May 14, 2024

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Pakistan levelled the series against Ireland with a convincing seven-wicket victory in the second T20I on Sunday. After being asked to bat first, Ireland posted a competitive total of 193 runs for the loss of seven wickets. In response, Pakistan chased down the target comfortably in 16.5 overs, powered by outstanding performances from Mohammad Rizwan (75* off 46) and Fakhar Zaman (78 off 40).

However, ahead of the game against Ireland, an unfortunate incident occurred for the team led by Babar Azam, as their star pacer, Shaheen Shah Afridi, engaged in a heated argument with an Afghan fan.

Shaheen Afridi hits back as Afghan fan misbehaves with him

In recent times, Pakistan and Afghanistan have had numerous closely contested matches in white-ball formats, often accompanied by heated exchanges among fans in the stands. Afghan supporters have been known to taunt and ridicule Pakistan players.

A similar incident occurred when Shaheen was making his way from the dressing room to the ground, and an Afghan fan began using offensive language towards the Pakistani pacer. Initially, Shaheen addressed the fan regarding his behaviour, but when it persisted, Shaheen promptly notified security personnel. The security team acted swiftly and removed the fan from the venue.

Here is the video:

A fan reportedly misbehaved with pacer Shaheen Afridi during Pakistan’s second T20I against Ireland on Sunday.#ShaheenShahAfridi #PAKvsIRE #AwazEnglish

— Awaz English (@AwazEnglish) May 13, 2024

Afghan fans confronted Pakistani cricket icon Shaheen Afridi, resulting in a verbal exchange.

Security personnel were swiftly alerted, leading to the removal of a suspicious individual from the premises. #IREvPAK

— Nibraz Ramzan (@nibraz88cricket) May 13, 2024


Also READ: Fans brutally troll Babar Azam after his 4-ball duck in the second T20I against Ireland

Shaheen crosses 300 mark in international wickets

The 24-year-old cricketer accomplished a significant milestone by reaching 300 wickets in international cricket. His dismissal of Ireland captain Paul Stirling marked this historic achievement. Throughout the match, he delivered an impressive performance, finishing with figures of 4-0-49-3.

Shaheen was recently nominated alongside Namibia skipper Gerhard Erasmus and UAE batter Muhammad Waseem for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month award for April 2024. However, he fell short, and Waseem clinched the prestigious award.

Also READ: Babar Azam sets new captaincy record in T20Is as Pakistan triumphs over Ireland

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