Pakistan’s fast bowler Shaheen Afridi has got the punishment for his actions. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken a tough stand in the matter of throwing a throw at batsman Afif Hossain in the second T20 match against Bangladesh. Afridi had apologized for this, but the apex body of cricket did not spare him even after the apology and now he has also been fined. Afridi has been fined 15 percent of his match fee.
Hussain hit a six off Afridi, after which the Pakistani bowler lost his cool and took the ball in the follow-through and threw it towards the stumps, although Hussain was at his crease at that time. But the ball hit the batsman and the doctor had to go to the field to see him. According to the ICC Code of Conduct, this was a ‘Level One’ violation. This was Shaheen’s first violation in 24 months, adding one demerit point to his disciplinary record.
Pakistan Bowler, Shaheen Afridi injures Bangladeshi batsman by throwing ball at him after getting hit for a six on previous delivery. pic.twitter.com/shEuzVMGYx
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“Afridi has accepted the breach and the penalty proposed by Niamur Rashid of the Emirates ICC Panel of Match Referees and therefore an official hearing has not been required,” the ICC said in a statement.
However, Afridi personally apologized to Afif Hussain after the match. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) released a video showing Shaheen walking towards Hussain after the match and apologizing for his actions. At the same time, he smiled and hugged the Bangladeshi batsman. Shaheen’s unnecessarily aggressive behavior was neither liked by the Pakistani team management nor the PCB, prompting the fast bowler to immediately apologize to Afif.