Cricket fans usually expect a bit of professionalism from the senior cricketers, be they from any cricket team. But sometimes, there are incidents on the cricketing field that happen to trigger a debate of morals and behaviour ethics while playing on-field. A similar incident happened recently in the ongoing Sindh Premier League, a domestic franchise league in Pakistan.
It all happened between Pakistan’s two cricketing stars, all-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed and former batter Asad Shafique were seen in a heated argument with each other in the match between Karachi Ghazis and Larkana Challengers.
Larkana Challengers’ skipper Asad Shafique was dismissed by Karachi skipper Iftikhar Ahmed in the eighth over of the second innings when the former’s team was chasing the target of 161 runs.
It started after Iftikhar gave an unexpected and quite a bit ‘out of the box’ send-off to Asad Shafiq, which didn’t go down well with the latter and he responded immediately; however, the matter was resolved by the intervention of some senior players, alongside the on-field umpires.
The video of this moment of heated altercation between Iftikhar and former Pakistan star Asad Shafique is also making rounds on social media as soon as it was shared by a user over X (formerly Twitter):
Here’s the video:
Speaking of the action of the match between Karachi and Larkana, the hosts batted first and posted a total of 160 runs, losing their all wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Skipper Iftikhar Ahmed played a blistering knock of 69 runs off just 43 balls, with 5 fours and 5 sixes followed by a 31-run knock scored by Muneeb Wasif, hitting 4 fours.
While chasing the target, the Larkana Challengers’ batting attack couldn’t survive against the Karachi bowlers and they got bundled out just at the score of 92 runs; eventually, Karachi won the match by a big margin of 68 runs.