Lala proved once again that he is the daddy of the field. Afridi Never Disappoint the People of Pakistan and his Fans with his remarkable approach on and off the field. Afridi Erupts in Anger on Afghan Pacer for Abusing Amir: LALA You Beauty.
Moreover, veteran all-rounder and Galle Gladiators skipper, Shahid Afridi steals camera clicks on Monday night when he scowled at Naveen-ul-Haq of Afghanistan after the rookie pacer had a frenzied exchange of words with the left-arm pacer Mohammed Amir during the sixth match of the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) on Monday. But LALA came in action timely….and responds like a RING-LEADER.
An on-field spat between Naveen and Amir
Naveen allegedly abused Amir after the end of the 18th over of Gladiators’ innings after both players exchanged squawky words and had to be separated by their team members as they kept on engaged in a war of words after Tuskers won the match by 25 runs.
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
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
Afridi Erupts in Anger on Afghan Pacer for Abusing Amir: LALA You Beauty
At the end of the match when players were shaking hands, Afridi was seen smiling at other players until he saw Naveen, after which he suddenly flared up in anger and confronted the Afghan pacer NICELY over his behavior with Amir. The video of Afridi getting angry is insanely spinning over the social media where according to some social media users and media reports, the former captain can be seen saying, “Kya hua [what happened],” to Naveen.
Netizens praise Afridi for Defending Amir
Twitterati from Pakistan is panning the young bowler for behaving crummily during the match, and appreciating Shahid Afridi for confronting Naveen and schooling him a good lesson of tameeeez.
— Asif Noor (@asifnoor_8) December 1, 2020
— Amir Jalil (@AmirJalilreal) December 1, 2020
Naveen Was in Liquid Form When Afridi Was In Uniform 🤌❤️ pic.twitter.com/URQpZaJ8E0
— Ali Shan (@AliShan86531578) December 1, 2020
Pakistani social media users appreciated Afridi for staving off Amir. Many fans acclaimed the shut-up call given by the former Pakistani captain to Haq for going against the spirit of sportsmanship.
Afridi’s Advice for the Youngsters
My advise to the young player was simple, play the game and don’t indulge in abusive talk. I have friends in Afghanistan team and we have very cordial relations. Respect for teammates and opponents is the basic spirit of the game. https://t.co/LlVzsfHDEQ
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) December 1, 2020
Tensions often burst into flames among the fans of both countries, though Pakistan always felt and behaved amicably with Bangladeshi and Afghani players for sure reasons. Pakistan and Afghanistan cricketers have jarred on the field in the recent past. Last year during the 2019 World Cup clash between the two countries, a fight broke out between Pakistan and Afghanistan fans outside Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds. The most recent tiff is seen by the entire world, and Lala did a great job teaching the newbie player to act sagely.