Updated: November 30, 2019 8:40:55 am
A misfield by Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi on Day 1 of the Adelaide Test summed up the day for the visiting team on Friday. Afridi, who was ironically the only bowler to get a wicket on the day, as Australia pulverized Pakistan into submission by putting on 302/1 by Stumps, was trolled on social media for what looked like kicking the ball into the boundary for a four.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 29, 2019
Afridi turned what should have been a regulation retrieval of the ball into a boundary.
Some fans have suggested that Afridi could have had a problem in seeing the pink ball.
— Harsh Raikar (@harshstrong21) November 29, 2019
Some others have just suggested this is another example of Pakistan’s continuing fielding woes.
Peak Pakistan fielding.pic.twitter.com/1WgCWaHdT7
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) November 29, 2019
“Shaheen Shah was in la la land at fine leg,” Wasim Akram, who is on commentary duty for the series, said.
“Yasir Shah and Shan Masood were probably yawning. That’s the problem with Pakistan cricket. They should be on the ball.
“Nobody was backing up and you as a fielder, it doesn’t matter how inexperienced you are, you set yourself, new batsman in, they just came out, I’ll probably start five-ten yards inside the boundary line not on the boundary,” Akram added.
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