Pakistan are currently busy playing the ongoing 20-20 World Cup in Australia. On 9 November 2022, they took on New Zealand in Sydney in the first semi-final of the tournament. However, the Men in Green did not have a great start to this tournament as they lost the first two matches. Then, they managed to win the remaining matches to get qualified for the next round.
So, fans were hoping to see a better performance from Babar Azam and his men. However, their prime fast bowler came up to that clash after showing good performances in the last two matches. Now, ahead of that clash against the Kiwis, Afridi got involved in a controversial incident as the video went viral.
Shaheen Afridi took two wickets for 24 runs against the Kiwis
Speaking of the incident, Shaheen Afridi was seen giving an autograph on an Indian flag. Seeing such action from the pacer, some fans found it heartwarming. But, maximum fans did not like it as they considered it an insult to the Indian flag. Fans also raised their voice to take an action against the fan who gave that flag to Shaheen Afridi. According to them, nothing can be written on a national flag. So, fans came up and shared their views on social media platforms.
Speaking about Shaheen Afridi, he has shown some form throughout this tournament. In the first two matches against India and Zimbabwe, he failed to take any wickets. Then, against the Netherlands, he took one wicket. Against the Proteas and Bangladesh, he took three and four wickets respectively. Therefore, fans were hoping to see his form once again against the Kiwis also. But, he did not disappoint his fans as Shaheen Afridi took two wickets for 24 runs in the semi-final. In that match, New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first. While batting first, they scored 152 runs for four wickets in 20 overs.
Here is how fans have slammed Shaheen Afridi for giving an autograph on the Indian flag:
Please don't disrespect any flag with signing on it or taking signs on it.
— Akshita (@Akshita94691514) November 8, 2022
Uneducated Shaheen..padha likha hota to flag ka importance smjta
— PARVA (@underground_hid) November 8, 2022
Flag par koi bhi drawing Krna kuch bhi likhna sign Krna flag ki Disrespect hoti hai… Jo bhi flag lekar gaya hai uske against complaint file honi chahie
— تس 🇮🇳 (@TasneemKhatai) November 8, 2022
That means you agree that India is father of Paksitan.
— AVC (@excited_amit) November 8, 2022
Kbi national anthem b chlwa do apne national TV pr phir..itna hi respect krte hai to..
— Rajesh Chauhan (❤18/10 forever) (@RajeshC99926172) November 8, 2022
PCB ka PR team puri koshish kar raha hai ind ko Asia Cup k liye bulane 😄🤣🤣🤣par bcci kabi nhe bhejegi pak 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Sanjay Das (@SanjayD69397961) November 8, 2022
I request the indian fan of Shaheen afridi to respect the Indian flag. If virat kohli or any other Indian player sign on Pakistan flag will you be this happy Farid khan sir.
— Y PRAVEEN KUMAR (@YPRAVEE51180682) November 9, 2022
Sabse pehle jis ne Indian flag diya uski galti hai
Fhir Shaheen Afridi ki kisi b national flag per autograph nahi diya jata
— Daljit singh (@Daljits87458685) November 9, 2022