The moment Rashid Khan got a stare from Shahid Afridi at Lord's

Rashid dropped a sitter by his own standards off Afridi's bowling against West Indies.

Shahid Afridi playing his last international match at Lord's. (Twitter)

Both are things that young Rashid Khan wouldn't have expected to happen, either getting a chance to play alongside the bowler he grew up watching and trying to emulate his action or getting a stare for dropping a sitter on Shahid Afridi's bowling. Rashid is a bowler who has spent his early days in army camps of Pakistan, watching Shahid Afridi enthrall everyone with his bat and the ball. This was Rashid getting to play in Shahid Afridi's last international match.

The recently concluded charity game played between ICC World XI and the West Indies played to serve financial support for the hurricane hit cricket grounds in the Carribean.

The moment took place during the West Indies effort with the bat. Shahid Afridi bowled a short of a length delivery and the batsman Dinesh Karthik hit it well over mid-wicket which the Afghanistan wrist spinner wasn't able to clearly spot at the boundary. Rashid usually magnificent in the field, dropped a sitter that would've gone straight into hands on most days. This one didn't.

Afridi was playing his last game and you would think he won't be as perturbed by such things now like he was in his prime. Nothing has changed, though. He gave a look back to Rashid, waving both his hands in wonder and asking Rashid what really happened there. Rashid, like everyone else, had no answer for it.

The West Indies scored a humongous 199 in the allotted 20 overs like the way only they can and went onto beat a good looking World XI team by 72 runs by restricting them to just 127 but this moment between Shahid Afridi and Rashid Khan stood out.

 


By Kashish Chadha - 02 Jun, 2018

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