Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Monday showed his dissent and scowled young Afghanistan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq for his unsportsmanlike behavior towards Mohammad Amir following Galle Gladiators 25-run defeat at the hands of Kandy Tusker in Lanka Premier League (LPL).
Naveen ul Haq was spotted using the choicest of words against Mohammad Amir constantly during the sixth match of the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) between the Galle Gladiators and the Kandy Tuskers. Munaf Patel along with others on the field tried to stop Naveen from indulging in the incident but the aggressive Afghani lad went on.
Smiles from Afridi – and then a scowl! 😁😠
What a character! 🤣
Tempers flaring a little after Afridi's Galle Gladiators beaten by Kandy Tuskers in #LPL2020
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) November 30, 2020
Notably, World Cup-winning former Indian pacer Munaf Patel struck in his first over for Kandy Tuskers, picking up the wicket of Galle Gladiators’ Hazratullah Zazai on his debut in the Sri Lankan T20 league.
After the game was done and dusted, the players were exchanging handshakes. Galle Gladiators skipper Shahid Afridi was in a jolly mood as he was smiling,
however, as soon as he saw Naveen, he confronted the Afghan pacer over the incident with Amir. In the now-viral video, Afridi can be seen visibly angry as he inquired Naveen about the incident. During the confrontation, Afridi reportedly told Naveen, “Son I was scoring 100s in international cricket before you were born”.
Things getting heated at the end of the Kandy Tuskers and Galle Gladiators Lanka Premier League match between Shahid Afridi and Afghanistan's 21 year-old Naveen-ul-Haq. "Son I was scoring 100s in international cricket before you were born" #LPL2020 #Cricket pic.twitter.com/eDfg1ecSi2
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) November 30, 2020
Brendan Taylor’s half-century helped Kandy Tusker to a huge total of 196 runs in their 20 overs. In response, Danushka Gunathilaka played a brilliant knock of 82 off 53 balls but the Gladiators succumbed to their third defeat in as many games, losing by 25 runs.
Brendan Taylor, playing his first innings of the tournament, made the Tuskers’ only half-century, with an unbeaten 51 off 35. Along the way, Perera made 27 off 24 and Kamindu Mendis struck 28 off 16 in a 65-run stand with Taylor.