IND vs PAK: What Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi did in Dubai in 2021, India’s Arshdeep Singh will do in Melbourne in 2022. In both cases, the left-arm pacer made a mess in the first power play of the match.
Ind Vs Pak Shaheen Afridi Vs Arshdeep Singh
Two T20 World Cups… the same two teams… but the story is different. Sometimes one team won, another time the other team won. However, the condition of those two matches is fine. Those are India vs Pakistan matches. What Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi did in Dubai in 2021, India’s Arshdeep Singh did in Melbourne in 2022. In both cases, the left-arm pacer made a mess in the first power play of the match. Now let’s see what actually happened in the other two matches..
In 2021 and 2022, the result changed with the fall of wickets..
In the 2021 World Cup, Rohit mistimed the fourth ball of Shaheen’s first over. Rohit could not play because of the speed of the ball and the inswing. The Pakistan players made a strong appeal as the ball hit the pad. The umpire declared it out. Afridi celebrates.
On Sunday, both teams squared off in the World Cup at the Melbourne Stadium. Babar dismissed Arshdeep. This time fortune turned in favor of India. On the first ball of the second over, Arshdeep Singh took a huge wicket like Babar Azam.
Arshdeep is playing his first T20 World Cup. The young bowler bowled the first ball on middle stump as a fuller inswing. Babar wanted to flick the ball. He completely lost it. The umpire gave out as the Indian players appealed strongly for LBW. Babar took the review. But, it was found out in the review. With this, Babur reached the pavilion.
KL Rahul disappointed in 2021 World Cup..
Team India opener KL Rahul is not able to play big innings in important matches. He was dismissed by Shaheen Afridi in the group match against Pakistan in the 2021 T20 World Cup. Rahul is playing with 3 runs. Shaheen bowled the first ball of the third over at a good length. It came in. KL Rahul is bowled. Rahul was bowled by Naseem Shah in the 2022 World Cup.
Arshdeep dismissed the number one batsman in T20 cricket in Melbourne. Just as Shaheen dismissed both the Indian openers a year ago in the India-Pakistan match on Sunday, Arshdeep also brought both the Pakistan openers to the pavilion.
Arshdeep first dismissed Babar Azam. Then T20 cricket number-1 batsman Mohammad Rizwan was thrown on the body by the bouncer. Rizwan could not time the ball properly. Caught at fine leg by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Shaheen dismissed Virat Kohli in the middle overs in 2021. Similarly in 2022, Arshdeep sent Asif Ali to the pavilion in the middle over. The fortunes of both teams have changed in 1 year. Earlier, Shaheen Afridi changed the entire match. Now Arshdeep Singh has turned the whole match upside down. The brilliant left-arm bowlers changed the scalps of both teams twice.
Shaheen did not get a single wicket in 2022..
It is noteworthy that Shaheen could not get a single wicket in the match held on Sunday. He bowled 4 overs and conceded 34 runs. Shaheen, who is back from injury, does not look fit.