Shaheen Shah Afridi stunned everyone by taking double hat trick to his name in Vitality Blast 2020
Shaheen Shah Afridi took 6 wickets endorsing the victory for Hampshire along with 4 wickets in 4 balls to turn the game of Middlesex upside down cumulating a double hat trick to his name before leaving the T20 league of Vitality Blast 2020
Shaheen Shah Afridi was a part of team Hampshire in the ongoing Blast T20 league. Although Hampshire has ruled out of the game after loosing form Surrey on September, 18 but the team came with a positive spirit and scored a target of 142 runs for Middlesex which seemed quite easy for them to chase as at the end they required only 20 runs in 18 balls to win.
Afridi had previously taken wickets of SS Eskinazi and J A Simpson. When it looked like Middlesex had almost won the match as they were having 4 wickets in hand and a effortless required run rate, but right at time Shaheen Shah Afridi amazed the visitors by casting an entirely unexpected spell.
At 17.3 over, the stunning landmark began when Shaheen broke the partnership of LBK Hollman and TG Helm by getting Hollman out and then he became unstoppable. Another ball, another brilliant clean bowled by Pakistani left arm pacer. The repetition continued until the young stunner finished the game by dismissing consecutively Steven Finn, TN Walallawita and TN Murtagh. He obtained his best league figures i.e. 6/19 and lead his team Hampshire to finish the league in a better way.
He managed to take the first ever double hat-trick of his career as well as Vitality Blast history. He is also the first Pakistani to achieve the landmark. In an interview he gave after his last match of the series, he says that he is happy to achieve this milestone and contributed well in a convincible victory for his team. Watch the full interview of Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Full interview available in the Hampshire Cricket App 📲 pic.twitter.com/02FS8aEu3n
— Hampshire Cricket (@hantscricket) September 20, 2020
Shaheen Shah Afridi is recieving worthy praises from everyone at social media. He is trending in Pakistan twitter at the moment of writing this blog. have a look at the admirations he got after today’s magical performance.
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Shaheen Afridi picked up four wickets in four balls to power Hampshire to victory over Middlesex in #Blast20 🤯
He returned exceptional figures of 6/19 💫 pic.twitter.com/05qOupT3PU
— ICC (@ICC) September 20, 2020
Shaheen Shah Afridi today became the first ever Pakistani bowler to take 4 wickets in 4 balls in T20s.
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) September 20, 2020
1400001(w)111W02(nb)111111WW11WWWW – Incredible spell by Shaheen Shah Afridi (4-0-19-6) for Hampshire. Middlesex needed 23 off 18 balls with 4 wickets remaining & Shaheen took 4 in 4 to win the T20. Asia’s best allformat bowler at present! Bowled @iShaheenAfridi 👏 #Cricket @ICC
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) September 20, 2020
Are you watching closely?
Shaheen Shah Afridi wreaking havoc…Four wickets in four balls 👊👊👊👊pic.twitter.com/Ksr8AC2Wqn
— Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) September 20, 2020
Shaheen Afridi goes ☝️☝️☝️☝️https://t.co/JLox9lJi5V
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) September 20, 2020