T20 World Cup Final 2022: Why Shaheen Afridi Was Not Able To Complete His 4-Over Spell?

Shaheen Afridi’s participation in the 2022 T20 World Cup came to a devastating conclusion when he was asked to leave the pitch before he could finish his session. The left-arm pacer walked off the field without further delay after sustaining a knee injury while receiving Harry Brooks’ catch.

He did come back to bowl the 16th over, but he only bowled one ball before leaving. Afridi and Haris Rauf had a significant role to play in the final few overs because Pakistan had saved Afridi’s overs until the very end. However, Afridi’s injury threw Pakistan’s plans into a loop. Shaheen had only recently fully recovered from a knee ailment, and taking the catch would have made it worse.

When Iftikhar Ahmed finished Afridi’s over, England didn’t hesitate. They soared to 110 after scoring 12 runs on just 5 balls. After leaking 16 runs in the very next over, Mohammad Wasim Jr. put an end to Pakistan’s chances. Rauf did bowl a tight over to end his spell, but it wasn’t very significant.

Six years after being struck for four consecutive sixes in the T20 World Cup final in 2016, Ben Stokes recounted his story of redemption and scored the winning run for his team.

By winning the tournament, England joined West Indies as the second team to take home the T20 World Cup trophy twice. The Three Lions, led by Paul Collingwood, had won the trophy for the first time that year.

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Additionally, England has made sporting history by becoming the first team to simultaneously hold the 20-over and 50-over World Cup trophies. In 2019, they took home the 50-over World Cup trophy. Stokes, the captain of the Test side, may now aim to take home all three trophies by leading his squad to victory in the World Test Championship.

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