PAK vs IRE: Watch: Shaheen Afridi’s strange fielding costs Pakistan four runs against Ireland

Shaheen Afridi

Every now and then, Pakistan players become a laughing stock for their poor fielding and the latest player to commit a howler on the field is none other than Shaheen Afridi.

Pakistan’s spearhead made a rare error in the field that cost his team four runs. The incident took place in the third T20I against Ireland in Dublin. It was the twelfth over of Ireland’s innings when Imad Wasim was bowling Lorcan Tucker and Shaheen Afridi was fielding at long-on.

Wasim bowled a pitched delivery outside off stump and Tucker bowled it towards long-on. The ball landed well in front of Shaheen Afridi and was heading towards him at a good height. It should have been an easy save for the former Pakistan T20I captain. However, Shaheen Afridi ended up overflowing to his right and the ball went to the boundary.

Watch Shaheen Afridi’s Bizarre Fielding:

Talking about the game, Pakistan beat Ireland by six wickets to clinch the three-match series 2-1. Ireland had shocked Pakistan by winning the first game by five wickets before the Men in Green recovered. They won the second game by seven wickets to draw level before clinching the series decider.

When asked to bat first, Ireland posted a competitive total of 178 for 7 in the allotted 20 overs. Captain Tucker led from the front and played a fine knock of 73 runs. His knock came from 43 balls and he was studded with 13 fours and a six. In addition to him, Andrew Balbirnie (35) and Harry Tector (30*) also played a decisive role for the hosts.

For Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi starred in the ball, taking 3 wickets for just 14 runs, while Abbas Afridi claimed two wickets. With the bat, Pakistan chased down the total in 17 overs. Captain Babar Azam was Pakistan’s top scorer, scoring 75 runs off 42 balls, while Mohammad Rizwan scored 56 off 38 balls.