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Mohammad Hasnain Iftikhar Ahmed drop catch: Pakistani duo emulate Shoaib Malik-Saeed Ajmal hilarious drop catch in Karachi T20I

Dixit Bhargav

Mohammad Hasnain Iftikhar Ahmed drop catch: Pakistani duo emulate Shoaib Malik-Saeed Ajmal hilarious drop catch in Karachi T20I

Mohammad Hasnain Iftikhar Ahmed drop catch: The Pakistani pair became victim of a hilarious confusion while calling for a catch.

During the third T20I of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of Pakistan in Karachi, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain and batter Iftikhar Ahmed teamed up to drop what should have been a straightforward catch to dismiss West Indies batter Shamarh Brooks.

It all happened on the second delivery of the eighth over when Brooks danced down the track to hit Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz between long-on and deep mid-wicket. With the batter not timing the ball as well as he would’ve liked, Hasnain and Ahmed had a chance of dismissing the second West Indian batter tonight.

Running towards his right from long-on, Hasnain was the one who called for the catch but ended up getting distracted to the extent that he didn’t even try to catch the ball.

Running towards the ball from deep mid-wicket, Ahmed was also interested in grabbing the ball but eventually decided against it thinking that Hasnain would do the same. What followed was Hasnain and Ahmed recreating a hilariously epic drop by Shoaib Malik and Saeed Ajmal against the same opposition back in the day.

Brooks, who was batting at 27* at this point in time, ended up scoring 49 (31) with the help of two fours and four sixes. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran scored his fourth T20I half-century to power his team to 207/3 in 20 overs. Pick of the West Indian batters at the National Stadium tonight, Pooran contributed with 64 (37) including two fours and six sixes.

In the combined four overs which Hasnain and Ahmed bowled in the first innings, they leaked as many as 64 runs between them as Mohammad Wasim and Shahnawaz Dhani were the only wicket-takers for the hosts picking two and one wicket respectively.

Mohammad Hasnain Iftikhar Ahmed drop catch vs West Indies

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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