The fans were eagerly waiting for the epic battle between two of the best players of this generation Shaheen Shah Afridi and Marnus Labuschagne ahead of the County Championship match between Middlesex and Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.
And Shaheen who is playing for Middlesex and Marnus who is representing Glamorgan were in the limelight as the young pace sensation managed to get better of the Aussie batter — thrice — in the Pakistan-Australia Test series.
However, venue changed, teams changed but Afridi bowling out Labuschagne remained the same, and left the Aussie batter clueless.
Marnus, while playing at the delivery, looked in two minds about whether to play at it or leave it, and the ball eventually went on to crash on stumps.
Meanwhile, the fans on the microblogging website lauded Shaheen for dismissing the number one Test batter Labuschagne in brilliant.
The Love❤❤❤ story continues!
Shaheen Afridi dismisses Marnus Labuschagne…#LVCountyChamp #ShaheenShahAfridi pic.twitter.com/6O92pwpIaG
— Sami Khattak (@iM_SamiKhan) April 21, 2022
2 in 2 balls for Afridi
Shaheen Gets Labuschagne again@marnus3cricket
Should Play With #ShaheenShahAfridi
In same Team.. #CountyCricket2022 #Cricket pic.twitter.com/Bngsh1DNnD
— Emran Faiz Butt 🇵🇰 عمران فیض بٹ (@Haiderbutt0007) April 21, 2022
They Can’t Play Him 🥵🔥
Shaheen clean bowled the No.1 ranked Test Batsman!!#ShaheenShahAfridi pic.twitter.com/LKoiUme4Lw
— Areeba✨ (@Areeba_hun_yarr) April 21, 2022
A perfect start for Shaheen Shah Afridi in #LvCountyChamp, took two wickets in an over against Glamorgan on his debut and misses his hat-trick.#Cricket | #Pakistan | #ShaheenShahAfridi | #OneMiddlesex pic.twitter.com/pMJiMbgDlJ
— Khel Shel (@khelshel) April 21, 2022
Afridi shined on his county championship debut by picking up two early wickets alongside teammate Toby Roland-Jones to reduce Glamorgan to 24-4.