Shadab Khan and Sarfaraz Ahmed argument: The Pakistani spinner was seen expressing dissent in front of his former captain.
During the third ODI of the ongoing Pakistan’s tour of England in Birmingham, Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan and former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed were seen pointing fingers at each other with respect to a catch which was originally taken by the former.
It all had happened on the first delivery of the 45th over when England all-rounder England all-rounder Lewis Gregory played an unsuccessful aerial shot off Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf.
All that Gregory by taking on Rauf was height without any distance. As a result, wicket-keeper Ahmed, Rauf and Shadab (cover) had emerged as the three candidates to complete the catch. In the general run of things, such a catch is attempted by the wicket-keeper as he is considered as a safe bet with gloves on his hand.
However, in this case, Ahmed was least interested in making an attempt for the catch. Despite expecting Ahmed to make a move, Shadab eventually completed a terrific diving catch to dismiss Gregory but followed it up with a stare and a few words towards Ahmed. Covering in for injured Mohammad Rizwan, Ahmed didn’t shy away from defending his position at the Edgbaston.
As far as the result of the match is concerned, a match-winning 129-run partnership for the sixth wicket between James Vince (102) and Gregory (77) aided England in sealing a 332-run target despite losing half their side before the halfway mark. With a second string English side whitewashing Pakistan 3-0 in the series, it speaks highly about England’s riches in white-ball cricket.
Shadab Khan and Sarfaraz Ahmed argument in Edgbaston ODI
Kumar Sangakkara “Sarfaraz Ahmed had no interest in going for that catch, yet Shadab Khan was being told off by Sarfaraz for taking a catch that should have been taken by the wicket-keeper” #ENGvPAK #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 13, 2021
Shadab is surprised why Sarfaraz didn’t take it. That look on his face. 🙈
But Rauf has another wicket. Wow.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) July 13, 2021
It was absolutely Sarfaraz’ s catch with gloves on.. but all is well that ends well.. Shadab got it #ENGvPAK
— Shahid Hashmi (@hashmi_shahid) July 13, 2021
That Shadab catch! Sarfaraz had the best seat in that house
— Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee) July 13, 2021
For more cricket-related news, click here.