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[Watch] Iftikhar Ahmed Blasts Shaheen For Consecutive Sixes Right After Being Hit On Helmet

image-lt4lna0rIftikhar Ahmed was hit on the helmet before he smashed Shaheen Afridi for two sixes (Twitter)

Multan Sultans' Iftikhar Ahmed brought the house down with a ruthless assault on Lahore Qalandars' captain Shaheen Afridi during Match 14 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2024 on Tuesday. 

The thrilling encounter, held at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium, saw the veteran Sultans' finisher delivering a memorable performance that had the crowd on their feet.

Iftikhar Ahmed unleashes his wrath on Shaheen Afridi with back-to-back sixes after getting hit

The excitement reached its peak in the late innings, specifically during the 18th over bowled by Afridi. The over began with a tense moment as Iftikhar Ahmed was struck on the helmet by a bouncer from Afridi, which set the stage for an exciting clash.

Ahmed responded in the most emphatic manner possible. On the third ball, Afridi attempted to outfox him with a slower delivery, placed temptingly outside the off stump. Ahmed, showcasing remarkable composure, shuffled across, bending his back leg to launch the ball over long-off for a 97-meter six.

Uninhibited by the pressure, he followed up with an equally impressive shot on the next delivery. Shaheen Afridi, attempting to reclaim the momentum, bowled a quicker ball. However, Ahmed, showing keen awareness and agility, got low and utilised the pace and angle to dispatch the ball over the long leg for another maximum, sending the crowd into a frenzy.

Ahmed's explosive cameo of 40 runs off just 18 balls, filled with two fours and three sixes, was a spectacle of power-hitting that provided the perfect climax to the Sultans' innings. 

His late assault was crucial in propelling Multan Sultans to a formidable total of 214/4 at the end of their 20 overs. This finishing touch came on the back of a solid foundation laid by Usman Khan, whose stellar 96 off 55 balls had already set the stage for a high-scoring affair.

In response, at the time of writing this article, Lahore Qalandars had managed to score 60/2 after seven overs. 

With Rassie van der Dussen and Kamran Ghulam at the crease, the Qalandars need another 155 runs from 78 balls to claim their first victory of PSL 2024.