Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi toe-crushing bowling inured Afghan batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the warm-up match.
Shaheen Shah Afridi’s video of claiming the wicket of Afghan opening batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz is making rounds on social media. Afridi claimed the wicket in the first over of the innings but left the batter injured after the ball hit his toe. A deadly yorker from Shaheen Shah left Gurbaz unable to walk after he was hit on the left foot. The batter was in extreme pain. The incident happened on the fifth delivery of the first over.
Physios were called into the field to check him; he was taken off the field by a substitute fielder later. Rahmanullah Gurbaz was immediately taken to the hospital for scans. The video of his wicket-claiming Yorkers is making rounds on social media. The left-arm seamer is praised for a strong comeback after injury. A commentator during the match said that the comeback of Shaheen Shah Afridi is an ‘alarming situation for all the opening batters in the T20 World Cup.’
Shaheen ne India me aag lga dii 🔥🔥https://t.co/y7cuZIJ0Ekhttps://t.co/y7cuZIJ0Ek
— Fakhruu :^) 🏏 (@BajwaKehtaHaii) October 19, 2022
A toe crushing yorker from Shaheen, gets Gurbaz and he was taken off the field in the shoulder by a team-mate. pic.twitter.com/L0nJ3lZ55l
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 19, 2022
Afridi removed Afghanistan’s opening batters in the Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai in the first two overs of the innings. The Pakistani pacer with his deadly spell has washed off doubts regarding his fitness. He was extremely perfect with his bowling in the first warm-up match against England despite not claiming any wickets.
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The commentator on the mic – "The comeback of Shaheen Shah Afridi is an alarming situation for all the opening batters in the T20 WorldCup" #T20WorldCup
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) October 19, 2022
After Rahmanullah, Afridi rattled the wicket of Zazai, sending Afghanistan into trouble early on in the innings. Afghanistan will be concerned regarding the fitness of its opening batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
The match was first delayed and then stopped due to rain. According to media reports, Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi later visited Afghan player Rahmanullah to inquire about his health. Pakistani fielders gathered on the field as well to check Rahmanullah.