Pakistan left-arm pace bowler Shaheen Afridi has recently taken a hilarious dig at his teammate and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan who is currently playing in the County Division 2 fixture between Sussex and Durham, along with veteran Indian batter Cheteshwar Pujara.
Notably, both Rizwan and Pujara have been doing well for the Sussex as the duo played knocks of 79 and 203, respectively in the first innings and helped the team to post 538 runs on the board as well. Rizwan, who’s a professional wicketkeeper, has also bowled two overs during the second innings of the game as the match ended in a draw as well.
However, the 29-year-old bowled two overs of medium pace and conceded only five runs. He was near to taking a wicket as one of his deliveries got some bounce and the batter had no clue about that as well. He also maintained his good line and length throughout the 12 deliveries. The official Twitter handle of Sussex has also shared a video of Rizwan bowling and it went viral soon after. “He does it all. @iMRizwanPak’s first over in the @CountyChamp” tweeted Sussex.
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) May 1, 2022
Meanwhile, reacting to the video, his Pakistan teammate Shaheen Shah Afridi shared a hilarious tweet. “Rizzi bhai, ab kya hum retirement le lain? Ye aap kya ker rahe hain? Kuch hamare liye bhi chorh dain.” wrote the Pakistan speedster.
Rizzi bhai, ab kya hum retirement le lain? Ye aap kya ker rahe hain?
— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) May 1, 2022
As far as the match is concerned, Durham batted first and could only manage 223 runs as Aaron Beard and Tom Clark picked up three wickets each for Sussex. Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara then scored a brilliant 203 as Sussex posted 538, gaining a lead of 315 runs as well. However, it was Pujara’s third consecutive hundred in the ongoing County Championship too.
However, Durham bounced back strongly in the match as both openers Alex Lees and Sean Dickson smashed hundreds in the second innings before Durham declared their innings at 364/3 and eventually the match ended in a draw. However, Sussex is currently at the second-last position in Division 2 team standings with 31 points from four matches as well.