WATCH: Shaheen Afridi takes difficult catch after colliding with Usman Khan in T20 World Cup 2024

The T20 World Cup 2024 clash between Ireland and Pakistan saw a hilarious moment involving fast bowler Shaheen Afridi and batter Usman Khan as the duo collided while taking a catch. After being eliminated from the 2024 World Cup, Pakistan and Ireland locked horns in the final Group A game.

After winning the toss and electing to bowl first and ran through the Irish top-order courtesy of a blistering opening spell by Shaheen and Mohammad Amir. After this opening burst, Ireland tried getting back into the game with Gareth Delany and Mark Adair building a short partnership. 

Then as Imad Wasim came up to bat, the left-arm spinner picked up a quick wicket and sent back Delany. Then against Mark Adair, Wasim managed to get the Irishman to slog which didn’t connect well. As the ball looped up,  Shaheen Afridi and Usman Khan rushed under the ball and then collided only before the former captain held onto a difficult chance.

In the mid-innings show, Shaheen Afridi spoke about how he tried to bowl full and generate swing with the new ball. Afridi said,  “I am always trying to strike early on. I was trying to bowl fuller and the inswinger. We thought the appeals were close. If you pick wickets in the first few overs, opposition is under pressure. The new ball might be tricky.”

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