The match between Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars got heated between Shaheen Afridi and Sarfraz Ahmed. While batting for Quetta Gladiators, in the 19th over of the innings, a pacer bouncer hit the ball on the former captain’s helmet.
On this occasion, Sarfraz and Shaheen looked confused, the fielders of Lahore Qalandars asked Shaheen Shah Afridi to return for bowling. Muhammad Hafeez had to intervene to settle the matter between the two players.
At the end of the innings, Lahore Qalandars captain Sohail Akhtar was seen talking to the former captain. When James Faulkner started talking to the umpires, other players of the team also approached him. Later in the interview, Shaheen Shah Afridi described the incident on the field as part of the game.
On the other hand, the match referee reprimanded Shaheen Shah Afridi and Sarfraz Ahmed and left. They have been instructed to be cautious in the future. Quetta Gladiators sources said that after hitting the bouncer helmet, the captain had only asked the rival pacer to inquire about the situation. Lahore Qalandars say that Sarfraz asked Shaheen to apologize but he refused and started expressing his anger.