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Shaheen Afridi Reveals His Dream Hat-trick Of Three Indian Batters
By CricShots - Jan 29, 2022 2:31 pm
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Pakistan’s fast bowling spearhead, Shaheen Shah Afridi is going through a purple patch in his career as he was recently named as ICC men’s cricketer of the year earlier this week. He played a crucial part in Pakistan’s phenomenal outing at the T20 World Cup, which included a 10-wicket win over India in the Super 12 encounter in Dubai. The 21-year-old, on Saturday, picked his “dream hat-trick” which featured three players of the current Indian team — Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli.

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Shaheen Afridi 

during ’25 questions’ on ESPNCricinfo, Shaheen Afridi said, “Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli.” During the same interaction, Shaheen was also asked to name the most prized wicket he has taken so far in his career. His answer was: “Virat Kohli”.

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Interestingly, Shaheen Afridi did manage to take the wickets of Rohit, Rahul, and Kohli, during the T20 World Cup match in 2021, but it wasn’t a hat-trick. After dismissing Rohit and Rahul in his first spell, Shaheen then got the wicket of the India skipper, Virat Kohli in the final over of his second spell, which according to him is the most prized wicket he has ever taken.

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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

The bowling figure of Shaheen Afridi in that match was 3/31 and it helped Pakistan to restrict India to a total of 151 for seven. In reply, Pakistan chased down the total with ease, as skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan scored unbeaten half-centuries.

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The ICC announced the schedule of the T20 World Cup, which will be played in Australia later this year. Just like the last edition, India and Pakistan will face off in their opening game of the tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on October 23. Shaheen Afridi will hope to replicate, if not better, his exploits against India at the MCG.

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