The opening matches of the ICC Men’s World Cup add the unique record that India has not lost any games from Pakistan in the history of its world cup counterparts until the discovery of the classic pace attack of Shaheen shah Afridi who took 3 wickets for 11 as the man of the match on the Sunday evening high voltage game. According to Sunil Gavaskar, India’s loss to Pakistan by such a massive margin, while Indian team didn’t even claim a single wicket, is an “absolute hammering.”
With a perfect in swinger Yorker right at the first ball of the play of his spell, the left-arm pacer hitting over 90 mph stunned the cricketing world by getting plump LBW of India’s hitman Rohit Sharma with a golden duck at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium glued over 10 million spectators on and off the field.
In the very next over, again an unplayable in-swinger offered by the dashing pacemen Saheen Shah Afridi to the India’s most reliable batter K L Rahul which was literally uprooted the wicket in a blink of the massive audience eyes. It added a shocker of unstoppable bleeding of the men in blue in the most-watched event of that unforgettable Sunday of thrust, the Pakistani force certainly had a chance to dominate.
More or less, the prize wicket of Indian skipper Viral Kohli while whole Nation wanted Kohli to finish up for fighting total as an important skipper knock but it was collapsed when a beemer with a surprise out-swinger with a tough height that forced Kohli to have offered a lose shot before the match-winner wicket cum batter Mohammad Rizzawani’s gloves from the furious at the left armer Shaheen Afridi.
In this play, a bowler who dominated the formidable betters of Indian cricket to flip a new page of history book. After the match, the star Shaheen Afridi was the recipient of many outpourings in writing the wall the unplayable Shaheen.
Time for the countdown.
Article Written By – Dibyajit Sahu, Group Editor
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