Iftikhar Ahmed gave 29 runs in 1 over (Photo: Videograb)
Babar Azam is in Australia. But, here in Karachi, his ‘uncle’ i.e. Iftikhar Ahmed has been badly beaten. Iftikhar also plays cricket for Pakistan like Babar. And, not only Babar, other players of Pakistani team also call him uncle. The interesting thing is that just as Babar Azam calls him uncle, similarly Iftikhar also calls Babar nephew. Anyway, now coming to the point. On the beating of Iftikhar Ahmed in Karachi. This beating took place on the cricket field.
Actually, the National T20 Cup going on in Pakistan is at its last stage. The first semi-final of this tournament was played on 9 December, in which Peshawar Region under the captaincy of Iftikhar Ahmed faced Abbottabad team under the command of Yasir Shah. Batting first in the match, Peshawar gave a target of 170 runs to Abbottabad, which it also achieved.
Iftikhar Ahmed got hit hard in the very first over!
Now you will say that when did Babar Azam, whom we call uncle, get thrashed? So the beating was not just like that, but they were beaten in such a way that the entire momentum of the match shifted towards Abbottabad. As soon as Iftikhar came to bowl his first over, two Abbottabad batsmen, especially Sajjad Ali, unraveled his thread. The attack started from the very first ball continued till the last ball. In this work, Sajjad Ali also got a lot of support from his fellow batsman Sajjad Ali.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 9, 2023
The script of the team’s defeat was written by giving away 29 runs in one over!
Iftikhar Ahmed was beaten so badly in his very first over that he gave away 29 runs. The result was that Abbottabad’s score reached very close to 100 runs in the blink of an eye. A total of 4 sixes were hit in his over. Now, when the commander of the team gets beaten so badly, it can be understood what effect it would have had on the other players. In such a situation, the result of the match was bound to go against them and that is exactly what happened. Peshawar team was eliminated from the National T20 Cup after losing the first semi-final, whereas with the win, Abbottabad got the ticket for the final.