Cricket / Afridi gets angry at 21-yr-old Afghan pacer over fight with Amir, video goes viral

Zoom News : Dec 02, 2020, 09:14 AM
Cricket Desk: Pakistan's former captain Shahid Afridi is yet again in the news and this time it's for this heated exchange with Afghanistan’s Naveen-ul-Haq in the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL).

Being a doubleheader on Monday, Kandy Tuskers were facing Galle Gladiators in the sixth match of the tournament. The Tuskers won the high-scoring encounter by 25 runs, however, more than their performance, the heated exchanges became the topic of discussion.

It all began when Afghanistan’s 21-year-old pacer Naveen-ul-Haq - playing for the Tuskers - and Mohammad Amir got into a heated argument. They were seen having a go at each other and soon after the match ended, Naveen was seen being visibly angry with the Pakistan pacer. Despite their teammate's intervention, both players were heard saying something to each other.

When the Gladiators skipper Shahid Afridi, came out for a handshake with the opposition, he was seen talking to an angry and irritated Naveen-ul-Haq. 

Afridi spoke to him and seemed to advise him to cool down, however, the Afghanistan prodigy didn’t look happy and ended up hearing a mouthful from the Pakistan veteran.

The veteran all-rounder reportedly told the Afghan rookie: "Son I was scoring 100s in international cricket before you were born".

As for the LPL match between the Tuskers and Gladiators, Danushka Gunathilaka's 82 off 53 took Gladiators to a total of 197 runs while batting first. The Tuskers fell quite short in the chase, scoring only 171 in 20 overs. Kusal Mendis (49 off 30) and Brendan Taylor (51 off 35) were the top scorers for the Tuskers in the chase.