Nottinghamshire secured their fourth victory in the Vitality T20 Blast tournament on Sunday when they faced off against Lancashire in a thrilling match with a low score. Among the standout performances were Matthew Carter and Joe Clarke, who displayed impressive skills.
However, it was Shaheen Afridi who truly captured the spotlight with a delivery that is sure to be remembered as one of the tournament’s best.
During the fifth over of the innings, Shaheen Afridi was bowling while Lancashire opener Jos Buttler prepared to face the final ball. Expecting an aggressive attack from the left-arm pacer, Buttler was caught off guard by Shaheen’s surprise move.
Despite it being the powerplay, Shaheen executed a perfectly aimed yorker that completely outplayed Buttler. The batsman was taken by surprise and reacted too late, resulting in the uprooting of the off stump. In celebration, Shaheen raised both his arms in the air to acknowledge the wicket.
The incident did not go unnoticed on Twitter, with users praising Shaheen Afridi for his brilliance in dismissing England’s premier batsman in the T20 format.