Wasim Akram Loses Cool As Karachi Kings Lost A Close Gam Against Multan Sultans
By CricShots - Feb 23, 2023 11:31 am
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Karachi Kings president, Wasim Akram, was seen losing his cool after his team suffered a close loss against Multan Sultans by 3 runs in a league match of the ongoing edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The defeat was Karachi’s fourth in just five PSL outings so far, with three of those having been while chasing a total of 197 runs.

Multan Sultans
Multan Sultans registered a win over Karachi Kings

Losing close encounters while chasing clearly took its toll on Wasim Akram as the former Pakistan captain kicked a sofa, which was kept in front of him.  The moment was captured on live television and has gone viral on social media.

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After being put into bat, Multan, owing to a brilliant knock of skipper, Mohammad Rizwan, posted a total of 196/2 in 20 overs. Rizwan played an unbeaten knock of 110 off 64, smashing 10 fours and four sixes. He and Shan Masood made a partnership of 85 runs for the first wicket, with the latter scoring a quickfire 51 off 33 balls before losing his wicket. Rizwan then took up the role of the aggressor, hitting boundaries for fun during his 109-run stand with Rilee Rossouw.

During the chase, Karachi got off to a flying start with openers Matthew Wade and James Vince making a partnership of 75 runs for the opening stand. Wade was dismissed 20, but Vince continued his onslaught, striking at 220.5 to reach 75 off just 34 balls.

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In the end, Karachi lost the game by the close margin of three runs as captain Imad Wasim’s heroic unbeaten 46-run knock from 26 balls went in vain. They needed five runs from the last delivery but Imad was unable to clear the fence. With the win, Multan went top of the table with four wins out of five, while Karachi remained on fourth with just one win so far.

Here is the video of the final over the nail-biting game:

Here is the video of the Wasim Akram kicking the sofa after the loss: