Shoaib Akhter slams Afghan fans' outburst after losing Sharjah game 

By: News Desk
Published: 11:02 AM, 8 Sep, 2022
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Rawalpindi Express shoaib Akhter slammed Afghanistan cricket fans in Sharjah Cricket Stadium for choosing violence over sportsmen spirit after Naseem Shah's two sixes knocked out the Afghan team from Asia Cup 2022 in a nail-biting contest. 

Shoaib Akhter tweeted and also uploaded a Vlog on his YouTube channel praising Naseem Shah for exceptional sixes on the last two balls.

Two sizes of Naseem Shah kicked out India and Afghanistan from the tournament.  

shoaib Akhter said that he was very angry about what Afghan bowler Fareed did to the hitter Asif Ali and later vandalizing the cricket stadium by throwing chairs at Pakistani fans was not an appropriate act. 

He did appreciate the Afghanistan cricket team for growth in recent years but he advised the Afghanistan players to learn how to finish the match in death overs. 

The wunderkind from Lower Dir who conquered Sharjah

On an evening when it really mattered, the 19-year old soaked in the pressure and won it for his team - this time, with the bat

It's the 18th over of Pakistan's first game at the Asia Cup, and Naseem Shah already looks done. He's bowling to Ravindra Jadeja as India closes in on a scrappy win. He's been thrown the ball because Pakistan needs wickets, but his 19-year-old legs can barely support his body weight. He slumps to the floor almost every delivery, that expressive face contorting in agony. Oppressively muggy Dubai evenings and bowling at 145kph, evidently, do not go together.

He's helped to his feet, is basically hopping on one leg as he starts his run-up, and then, like the flick of a mental switch, he canters in, gathering pace as he approaches the bowling crease once more. There's no let-up in pace, and yet, the moment the ball leaves his hand, his body remembers what it's being put through, and the pain overcomes him once more. He goes down again. Then gets up and again. And he does it over and over, showcasing a level of mental resolve that belies his teenage years. 

Naseem drops his bat, and, by the look on his face, his guard. Incredulous, he sprints towards the onrushing Pakistan players and staff. With the ball, there might be no end to what he backs himself to do, but with bat in hand, he is subconsciously giving himself the ultimate compliment: even he's surprised by what he's done.As the mood in the crowd turns sour and ugly, Afghanistan sink to their knees, their eyes shimmering as they take in the bitterest of defeats. This wasn't meant to happen, but Naseem has done it anyway.