Neither Karachi nor Lahore — Shaheen Afridi wins for his heartwarming gesture after clean bowling Babar Azam

Updated 01 Mar, 2021 10:30am

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Twitterati couldn't contain their excitement over the moment when two of Pakistan's best cricketers came face to face.

Karachi-Lahore rivalry isn't anything new so we knew the PSL 6 Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars match would have everyone riled up and rooting for their cities.

The social media commentary had everything from good natured ribbing, friendly banter, and of course memes.

The face-off between the two cities, however, wasn't the only thing in focus — cricket fans wanted to see the young and talented fast bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi, take on Pakistan's skipper Babar Azam, one of the best batsmen in the world.

Now, we're not here to give you match updates but only focus on that one moment early in the match that everyone is talking about: Azam clean bowled by Afridi.

Here's the moment.

Afridi's beautiful bowling showed why he is one of the fastest rising young players for Pakistan. But the moment that truly won hearts was when the youngster celebrated the major wicket only momentarily and quickly went to the skipper for a warm side hug. Now that's sportsmanship.

The crowd couldn't help fawning over Afridi

The spirit of true camaraderie

It's a win for PSL 6

And for cricket