Pakistan Lost The World Cup Due To The Inclusion Of Afridi, Who Was Not Fully Fit: Pakistan’s star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi was injured in one of the crucial moments of the T20 World Cup final. The England player was injured in the catch he took to dismiss Harry Brook.
It was an injury that knocked the World Cup out of Pakistan’s hands. Shaheen bowled only 2.1 overs. The player also took the wicket of the dangerous Alex Hales by conceding 13 runs in his 2.1 overs.
Shaheen, who came to bowl his third over in the 16th over of the match, was unable to complete it. While throwing only one ball, the knee injury that had been haunting the star since earlier pulled him back.
But with Shaheen’s injury in the final, no one thought that even the fate of the match would change.
Iftikhar Ahmed bowled the remaining five balls of the over. 13 runs were scored from that over. With the momentum they needed, England would have taken it and won.
After Pakistan’s defeat in the match, the reaction of the fans is also being discussed. While many fans came out in support of Shaheen, many blamed the star and the selectors.
Many are pointing out that Shaheen was included in the team even though he was not fully healthy. Shaheen was injured during Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka before the Asia Cup.
Don’t go into a tournament with a half fit player #afridi
— Amit (@nottheamit) November 13, 2022
Shaheen bhai rukk jao pls. Mere 45 rupaye lage hai Dream 11 mai.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) November 13, 2022
Thank you for trying your best.
You did your work @iShaheenAfridi pic.twitter.com/hviy6wyQJ9
— HAMNA (@HamnaAslam_Says) November 13, 2022
The player also missed the Asia Cup due to a knee injury. Even after the rest period, the actor was not able to fully regain his fitness.
Many former players had pointed out that Shaheen, who is not fully fit, should not be included in the World Cup squad and that Shaheen’s career should be given more importance than Pakistan’s World Cup victory.
“Young man’s career is more important than the World Cup final”@iShaheenAfridi #EngvsPak #T20WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/LzYIkcYPhF
— Nouman Ejaz (@NoumanE24636782) November 13, 2022
Shaheen, who struggled to take wickets in the first matches of the tournament, had also received widespread criticism at the time.
Pakistan lost the World Cup due to the injury of a bowler named Shaheen, but it was the performance of another bowler that won the World Cup for England.
Pakistan was bowled by Sam Curran who conceded only 12 runs in four overs and took three wickets.
Sam Curran scored 15 out of the 24 balls he bowled to keep Pakistan in line. Muhammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, and Muhammad Nawaz are the ones who know the heat of Karan’s pace.
Karan was the star of the final. Sam Curran is also the star of the tournament.