Sarfaraz Ahmed hilariously looks all over the place in confusion as ball deflects off the batsman’s shoulder vs Afghanistan at Headingly
The game of Cricket can draw myriad kinds of emotions from the players and the ardent fans simultaneously while the match is in action. It could be an emotions ranging from nervousness, ecstasy, passion, as well as comical.
The recent one which the Cricketing fraternity witnessed would be comical for one fraction of fans, and anger for the remaining depending upon which side one is supporting.
During the 36th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Headingly, Leeds, Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed involved himself in a rather comical situation (for the outsiders) when the ball went high up in the air for a possible dolly of a catch.
Sarfaraz, however stood his ground with his eyes wandering all over the place.
What exactly happened?
It all happened on the fifth delivery of the 27th over. Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim bowled a quick 96kph delivery to the Afghanistan wicket-keeper Ikram Ali, who was struggling at the crease with his inability to rotate the strike.
Thus, he decided to go for a scoop, which, as a result of a poor execution went straight up in the air, after deflecting off his shoulders. Sarfaraz, who had expected the ball to land up somewhere near the fine-leg region, looked all over the place but the ball, to wander in a half circular motion, failing to grasp what had happened.
Mentioning about the match, a clinical performance by the Pakistani bowlers yet again, meant that they were able to restrict the Afghanistan batting line-up to a below par 227/9 after 50 overs. Shaheen Shah Afridi with figures of 10-0-47-4, again wrecked havoc at the Afghan top-order to put them at the backfoot early on.
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From Afghanistan’s point of view, their middle-order batsmen- Asghar Afghan(42 off 35) and Najibullah Zadran (42 off 54) did show some perseverance and made sure they at least played the 50 overs, although with a paltry total on the board.
WATCH: Sarfaraz Ahmed hilariously looks all over the place in confusion as ball deflects off the batsman’s shoulder