Shahid Afridi perishes for golden duck after rousing reception vs India Champions, dismissal sparks meme fest | Crickit
close_game
close_game

Shahid Afridi perishes for golden duck after rousing reception vs India Champions, dismissal sparks meme fest

By, New Delhi
Jul 08, 2024 01:09 AM IST

Shahid Afridi was trolled by fans for his batting no-show against India Champions.

New tournament but same old Shahid Afridi - the iconic cricketer was trolled for his batting no-show against India Champions in the ongoing edition of the World Championship of Legends. The legendary Pakistani all-rounder received a rousing reception from fans when the former Pakistan skipper walked out to bat against India Champions in the blockbuster clash of the World Championship of Legends at Edgbaston on Saturday. All 23,000 seats at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground were sold out for the World Championship of Legends match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan champions in Birmingham.

Afridi was trolled by fans for his golden duck dismissal against India Champions(X-Getty Images)
Afridi was trolled by fans for his golden duck dismissal against India Champions(X-Getty Images)

Batting first in the high-scoring clash between the cricketing superpowers, Pakistan Champions were expecting a late flourish from Afridi when the power-hitter replaced Sohaib Maqsood in the death overs. The celebrated cricketer was welcomed with ‘Afridi Afridi’ chants at the famous venue. Though Afridi had a grand reception upon his arrival, the ex-Pakistan all-rounder failed to live up to expectations as he notched up a golden duck. Afridi's golden duck also triggered noteworthy responses from netizens on social media. Afridi was handed a golden duck by Dhawal Kulkarni in the 18th over of the Pakistan Champions innings.

ALSO READ: Abhishek Sharma breaks Rohit Sharma's record, slams maiden century in 2nd T20I vs Zimbabwe: Full list of milestones

Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn also attended the World Championship of Legends match between India and Pakistan champions at Edgbaston. Ajay was seen interacting with former Pakistani skipper Afridi. Talking about the match, Pakistan Champions posted a gigantic total of 243/4 in 20 overs. Openers Sharjeel Khan (72) and Kamran Akmal (77) laid the foundation of the match-winning total against India Champions. In reply, Harbhajan Singh and Co. posted 175/9 in 20 overs to lose the match by 68 runs. Sharjeel was named the Player of the Match for his quick-fire knock against India Champions.

Catch every big hit, every wicket with Crickit, a one stop destination for Live Scores, Match Stats, Infographics & much more. Explore now!

See more

Stay informed with the latest Cricket News, cricket players, match schedules and ICC rankings. Keep an eye on your favourite cricket team, including the stellar performances of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Check out the cricket schedule, track team standings, and dive into player stats and rankings on the Crickit by HT website and app.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On