WATCH: Shaheen Afridi walks off the field after bowling just one ball in his third over due to injury

Iftikhar Ahmed replaced Afridi and conceded 13 runs in five balls.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 13 November 2022 07:28 PM

Shaheen Afridi Injury

The England-Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022 final has reached a crucial point as the Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi walked out of the ground after suffering a possible injury. Bowling the 15th over, Afridi delivered the first ball and then was seen struggling with pain as he was forced to walk away because of a possible knee issue. 

Afridi, so far in the final, had cleaned out Alex Hales while giving away just 13 runs in 2.1 overs. But in the 15th over, his dreams of winning the World Cup of Pakistan were crushed. Iftikhar Ahmed replaced Afridi and conceded 13 runs in five balls.

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Unfortunately for Pakistan, this over was the turning point in the match as England managed to surge ahead and win the final of the World Cup by five wickets. After the match, Pakistan captain Babar Azam thanked the fans for their constant support throughout the tournament and reflected on the team's journey into the finals. 

He said, "Congratulations to England, they deserve to be champions and fought well. We felt like home here, got great support at every venue. Thanks for your support.  Yes, we lost the first two games but how we came in the last four games was incredible."

He then praised this bowling and also spoke about Afridi's injury in the game. He said, " I just told the boys to play our natural game, but we fell 20 runs short and the boys fought well with the ball. Our bowling is one of the best attacks in the world. Unfortunately, Shaheen's injury put us off, but that's part of the game."

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