Shahid Afridi set the inaugural season of T10 Cricket League on fire at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium in UAE, by taking a hat-trick in the second match of the tournament.
After Maratha Arabians had a blistering start to their 122-run chase against Pakhtoons, Afridi strangled their momentum with a hat-trick, getting the better of Rilee Rossouw, Dwayne Bravo and Virender Sehwag.
The Arabians were cruising to the target, scoring 46 for 2 in their first 4 overs. Sensing trouble, Pakhtoons captain Shahid Afridi employed himself into the attack and dismantled the batting line-up of the Arabians.
He first cramped Rossouw for room, getting him caught at long-on. He then trapped Bravo and Sehwag in front of the wickets getting them LBW.
The Arabians lost half of their side within 5 overs, eventually falling 25 runs short of the target set by Pakhtoons.
Here’s the video of Shahid Afridi’s hat-trick:
Another record in #T10Cricket, First ever hat-trick by @SAfridiOfficial in shortest format of the cricket. This is how he dismissed Rossouw, Bravo & Sehwag. Must say it was his day, treat to watch!!! pic.twitter.com/fHkRQk8lCV
— Raza Mehdi (@SyedRezaMehdi) December 14, 2017