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Some of the cricket greats are back on the field in the first edition of Legends League Cricket Masters. The ten-day long tournament kick started on March 10 (Friday) with the Gautam Gambhir-led India Maharajas locking horns against Shahid Afridi-captained Asia Lions at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha.

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While the  match saw some crucial moments, former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi won hearts with his brilliant on-field gesture. With Abdul Razzaq being called into the attack to bowl the 12 th  over of the Maharajas inning, Gambhir got a blow on the elbow on the very first delivery as he tried to play a shot behind the stumps. However, Gambhir missed to hit the ball and got hit in this process. A concerned Shahid Afridi ran towards Gambhir to ask if he was fine.


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Talking about the match, Asis Lions registered a nine-run win to start the tournament on a high. After winning the toss, the Shahid Afridi-led side opted to bat first. They put up 165/6 in their 20 overs on the back of Upul Tharanga’s 39-ball 40 and Misbah-ul-Haq’s 50-ball 73. Gautam Gambhir’s knock of 54 went in vain as India Maharajas’ failed to chase the total in the given 20 overs, losing the match by 9 runs.

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