WATCH: Shahid Afridi out hit-wicket in Bangladesh Premier League

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 15/01/2019

Shahid Afridi out hit-wicket: Former Pakistani captain was out in a strange manner during the Bangladesh Premier League.

During the 14th match of the ongoing sixth season of the Bangladesh Premier League between Comilla Victorians and Chittagong Vikings at Dhaka, Victorians all-rounder Shahid Afridi was seen being dismissed as hit-wicket.

Afridi’s dismissal caused a lot of initial confusion for no one had realized that his back foot had touched the stumps. It was only after watching the bails lying on the pitch that Vikings wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad and the square leg umpire realised about the same.

It all happened on the second delivery of the 14th over when Afridi’s attempt to pull a Khaled Ahmed delivery saw him missing the ball completely. In the whole process, Afridi ended up hitting the wickets with his back foot, the same was confirmed by the replays.

Afridi, who came in to bat at No. 6, ended up scoring 2 (4) during hsi brief stay in the middle. After being put in to bat by Vikings captain Mushfiqur Rahim, Victorians scored 184-5 in their allotted quota of 20 overs.

All-rounder Thisara Perera, who came in to bat at No. 7, top-scored for his team scoring 74* (26) with the help of three fours and eight sixes. With bowling figures of 4-0-34-3, Ahmed was the pick of the Vikings bowlers.

On the back of Rahim’s 17th T20 half-century, Vikings chased down the target with a couple of deliveries remaining. Coming in to bat at No. 4, Rahim scored 75 (41) with the help of seven fours and four sixes. With bowling figures of 4-0-45-3, Mohammad Saifuddin was the highest wicket-taker for Victorians.

Watch the full video of Afridi getting out hit-wicket below:

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. 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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