Shahid Afridi, during his playing days, never cared about the match situation, the opposition or the bowler at the other end. All he cared about smashing the ball so hard so that it sailed over the ropes. He always believed in scoring fast, and most of the time he was able to do that.
Virender Sehwag fell in the same category. After five years of his retirement, he gave his fans something to cheer for when he returned to the cricket field in T10 tournament. Many would have thought the former Indian cricketer would go and hammer the ball, but the right-hander was undone by Pakistani star on the very first ball.
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) December 14, 2017
Shahid Afridi led his team, Pakhtoons, to a 25 runs victory.
Shahid Afridi First Ever Hat-Trick In #T10 #Cricket League 2017 | Maratha Arabians vs #Pakhtoons | #Sharjah Cricket Stadium | #Pakistan #Australia #PakhtoonTeam #India #Bangladesh #England #SouthAfrica #NewZealand #Zimbabwe #Westindies #SriLanka #T10CricketLeague #Pakistani pic.twitter.com/gXhR26BUqu
— Akhunzada Khan (@PakistaniOnline) December 15, 2017
Shahid Afridi who retired from international cricket in 2016, didn’t just delight his fans by returning to the ground, but he did it in style. He took the hat-trick in his first three balls in the tournament.
It’s almost 2018 and Shahid Afridi is still the highlight of the night.. Lots of love @SAfridiOfficial.. Never change.. ❤️
— Kukkoo (@LeenaAlvi) December 14, 2017
Shahid Afridi was awarded the man of the match. On creating this magic, he was quizzed by Ramiz Raja about his performance and he said, “What do you mean still performing at this age, I’m still young”.