Shahid Afridi 2 sixes vs Australia

The world of cricket will never be the same without the great “Boom Boom”. Shahid Afridi’s name according to many experts, pundits and fans would go down as one of the most legendary of all times. He is arguably the greatest six hitter of all times and times are indeed sad as today was his last game for Pakistan. Afridi had announced before the start of the Asia Cup that he would retire from International Cricket following the conclusion of the ICC World T20 2016. The news took the cricketing world by storm and since then, all eyes have been on Afridi who has had one heck of a career many would not even dream of.

Pakistan and Australia locked horns in a must-win game for either side. A win for Australia strengthened their hopes for a Semi-final berth alongside New Zealand. But Pakistan’s loss meant that the greens would take a flight back home after losing 3 in 4 games. Pakistan’s hopes of a record 2nd World T20 title were shattered thanks to a poor start to their chase of a mamoth Australian total of 190 plus.

Batting first, Steve Smith starred with a wonnderful fifty and propelled his team to a huge total which was too much to take for Pakistan in the end.


Pakistan needed all their six hitters firing and thats what they got, bar one player. Sharjeel Khan got the greens off to a blistering start much like he did against New Zealand.

Ahmed Shehzad disappointed but Umar Akmal played very well unlike against New Zealand. Shahid Afridi came on and in his last International game, hit two massive sixes before falling to a cheap stumping off an Adam Zampa shooter. Watch Afridi’s two sixes in this video.

The stakes of Pakistan vs Australia game were always going to be sky high with both teams needing desperate wins after having not made the best starts to their World T20 campaigns. Pakistan won their first game against Bangladesh by a big margin, but then followed up with two heavy defeats at the hands of first arch rivals India and then New Zealand. Both losses seriously dented the hopes of T20 glory in Afridi’s last tournament, with the Pakistanis needing a win in their last game, as well as India losing to Australia later on.

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