Asia Cup 2022: Raees Ahmadzai reflects on the misconduct by Fareed Ahmed and the Afghanistan fans against Pakistan
Fareed Ahmed Malik and Asif Ali (PC: Twitter)
Things went haywire both on and off the cricket pitch during Pakistan vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 Super Four fixture. It was a do-or-die match for the Afghans and thus both the players and fans lost control over their emotions. Mohammad Nabi’s side had a tough day on the field as they lost to the Green Army by just one wicket.
One of the highlights of the game was the heated altercation between Fareed Ahmed Malik and Asif Ali. The penultimate over of the game was a verbal exchange between the two players after Fareed dismissed the Pakistan batter.
However, the matter became serious when Asif lifted his bat to attack the bowler. It was following the intervention of other Afghan players and the umpires that the situation cooled down.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan fans also gained the limelight for their reckless behavior in the stands. Following the defeat against Pakistan, Afghan fans damaged the stadium property to vent their frustration. Some fans also uprooted the chairs and threw them at Pakistan fans. The video of the same went viral on social media and it caused a furor.