HAMBANTOTA: Veteran cricketer Shahid Afridi had a heated exchange with Afghanistan’s bowler during a match of the Lanka Premier League (LPL).
The incident started after the 18th over of the match playing between Galle Gladiators and Kandy Tuskers when Naveen-ul-Haq was hit by a four by Mohammad Amir on the fourth delivery before the pacer bowled a dot. After the over ended, Naveen allegedly verbally abused Amir after the end of the 18th over of Gladiators’ innings, which did not go down well with the Pakistani pacer.
The duo had to be separated by their team member as they kept on arguing after Tuskers won the match by 25 runs. Haq’s teammates had to negotiate again to bring the situation under control. However, that was not the end of the drama. Gladiators captain Shahid Afridi soon decided to talk to Naveen-ul-Haq for his conduct when the players were greeting each other after the game.
— Shahzaib Razzak (@Shahzaib_Razak) November 30, 2020
In the video, Afridi is seen greeting everyone with a smile before his expression changed when he saw Naveen. The former Pakistan skipper seemingly said: “Kya ho gya? (What happened)”. He went on to say something else to the pacer and the latter replied to it too.
However, netizens are not over the expressions of Afridi. Twitter’s two new trends became #lala and #Afridi in no time:
— ALI HAIDER CHEEMA (🇵🇰) (@MrAli_Haider) November 30, 2020
— ShoaibMalik (@ShoaibM14381877) November 30, 2020
Afghan cricketer Naveen-ul-Haq constantly abuses at Muhammad Amir during game in LPL.
Everyone tried to stop him but he continued abusing him.
After the match, Shahid Afridi asked him angrily [Kia Hogaya Hai, what happened] and stared him angrily?
This is LALA ❤#afridi #LPL20 pic.twitter.com/FIN1QF7fs8
— Hasnayn khan (@iamhsnyn) November 30, 2020
— Najeeb ul Hasnain (@ImNajeebH) November 30, 2020
Two great players of all the time #amir nd #Afridi …. sentiments are at the apex either when they r playing or communicating angrily ..they can do anything unpredictable..
Dismantle the roguishness of young afghani boy …#lala #Amir#LPL2020 pic.twitter.com/fIEh5ewd60
— Mustansar Billah (@mus_tan_sar) November 30, 2020