Rohail Nazir and Qasim Akram involved in hilarious mix-up: The two Pakistani batsmen found themselves on the wrong end of communication.
During the first semi-final of the ongoing ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup between India and Pakistan in Potchefstroom, Pakistan captain Rohail Nazir and all-rounder Qasim Akram found themselves on the wrong end of communication which led to the dismissal of the latter.
It all happened on the third delivery of the 31st over when Akram dabbed a Ravi Bishnoi delivery on the off-side and called for a single immediately.
While the Pakistani skipper responded well to the call initially, a brief pause from Akram saw him return back to the non-striker’s end. It was at this point in time that both the batsmen were witnessed running towards the non-striker’s end.
With Nazir crossing the crease before Akram, the all-rounder had to take the long walk back to the pavilion after his Indian counterpart in Atharva Ankolekar and wicket-keeper Dhruv Juvel dislodged the bails at the striker’s end.
Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the 26th over, Akram ended up scoring 9 (16) with the help of one four in a 22-run partnership for the fourth wicket alongside Akram.
After Nazir won the toss and chose to bat, his batsmen let him down for Pakistan are struggling to cross the 200-run mark.
Rohail Nazir and Qasim Akram involved in hilarious mix-up
If run-out is an art, Pakistan is the Picasso of it.
— Sports Launchpad (@LaunchpadSports) February 4, 2020
For more cricket-related news, click here.