VIDEO: Shahid Afridi's catch stuns the world

VIDEO: Shahid Afridi's catch stuns the world

DUBAI - Shahid Afridi has stunned the World yet again and this time with his fitness.

The 37-year-old, nicknamed Boom Boom, lit up the Ring of Fire in Dubai with a spectacular catch to help his side Karachi Kings secure a 19-run win over Quetta Gladiators in the 2018 Pakistan Super League encounter on Friday.

Colin Ingram’s 41 and Khurram Manzoor’s 35 were key in Karachi Kings reaching 149/9 in 20 overs. Afridi failed with the bat, with former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson dismissing him for 4. In response, Quetta Gladiators stumbled to 66/5 but Umar Amin was batting steadily. However, in the 13th over, Afridi changed the moment in spectacular fashion.

In the third ball of the 13th over, Umar Amin launched right-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan to long on. The ball was headed over the ropes but Afridi ran to his right and was close to the boundary. The former Pakistan skipper arched back, timed his jump well and held out his right hand out to take the catch.

However, realising that he might go over the ropes, he hurled the ball in the air, jumped over the rope, leapt back and completed the catch. After completing the catch, he held out his arms aloft in his trademark style.


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