Updated 03 Feb, 2022

For Lahore Qalandars fans, there's a special kind of joy in watching Shaheen Shah Afridi work his magic on the pitch. The Qalandars' captain brought his A-game against Peshawar Zalmi on Wednesday night, helping his team make its way to victory.

The Qalandars set a 200 run-target after batting first. Opener Fakhar Zaman helped bolster the score by making 66 runs off 38 balls while Abdullah Shafique scored 41 runs off 31 balls.

Peshawar Zalmi tried their best to reach the target but faltered early on in the game when Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed Zalmi's opener Hazratullah Zazai for zero in the third ball of the innings.

Kamran Akmal and Haider Ali chased the run score by making 41 and 49 runs respectively. Ultimately, the team fell short by 29 runs and scored 170/9. The Qalandars picking up regular wickets to put Zalmi on the backfoot; Zaman Khan took three wickets, while Afridi and David Weise took two each. Lahore Qalandars' second win has put them in second place in the PSL points table.

Pakistani Twitter was all praise for Afridi's performance during the match. The skipper dismissing Zazai early on was a memorable moment for many netizens.

At one point during the game, Afridi made a stunning catch at the cusp of the boundary and rest assured, it didn't go unnoticed on Twitter.

Many compared the Lahore Qalandar captain's catch to a similar one made by another famous Afridi.

"This wasn't the first time [an] Afridi picked up a stunner at [the] Boundary line!" read a tweet.

Some users couldn't help but notice the sportsmanship Afridi displayed towards members of the Zalmi team during the game. "Shaheen Shah Afridi running towards Haider Ali to check if he is ok after Haris Rauf's full toss hit Haider's leg," one user pointed out.

Is he the best team captain or what?

Twitter users also took a moment to appreciate Ali's game for Zalmi. The cricketer scored those 49 runs with hits that left the ball flying across the boundary.

The Qalandars are sitting high in the PSL points table now and fans are pretty excited. Will Afridi continue leading the team towards the ultimate PSL victory?


Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Feb 03, 2022 12:44pm
Well played Lahore Qalandars. As always, keep it up and hang on tough.
Anonymouseee Feb 03, 2022 12:44pm
Afridi indeed is one of the few who puts his life on the king when playing. He has pure dedication and exceptional skills to go with it.
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TPA Feb 04, 2022 09:33am
What a boring player
TPA Feb 04, 2022 09:40am
Shaheen is over hyped