‘Ban’ Asif Ali From Asia Cup: Ex-Afghanistan Captain on Pakistan Cricketer’s Spat With Fareed Ahmed Malik | Cricket Information

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Asif Ali nearly got here to blows with Fareed Ahmed Malik.© AFP

The Afghanistan-Pakistan Tremendous 4 match on the Asia Cup on Wednesday was a carefully fought one with the latter prevailing within the final over of a 130-run chase. Courtesy the win, Pakistan arrange a last conflict with Sri Lanka on Sunday. Nonetheless, the match between the Babar Azam-led Pakistan and the Mohammad Nabi-led Afghanistan was additionally witness to some untoward incident between Asif Ali and Fareed Ahmed Malik. It occurred within the nineteenth over after Pakistan batter Ali was dismissed by Malik.

After Malik dismissed Ali, he went on to confront the batter, and carried out a fist pump to have fun the wicket. Asif didn’t like Fareed’s actions, and even he raised his bat, however then began strolling away. Fareed additionally made a shoulder barge on Asif whereas the batter was strolling again. Fortunately, different Afghanistan gamers intervened and separated the 2 gamers.

Now, former Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib has known as for a ‘ban’ on Ali for his actions. “That is stupidity at excessive degree by Asif Ali and ought to be ban from the remainder of the event, any bowler has the correct to have fun however being bodily is just not acceptable in any respect,” Naib tweeted.

Pakistan’s win meant that India and Afghanistan are out of reckoning for the ultimate to be performed on Sunday as they’re winless from two matches. With 4 factors every, Pakistan and Sri Lanka certified for the title conflict.

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Invited to bat, Afghanistan posted 129 for six with Ibrahim Zadran top-scoring with a 37-ball 35. Pakistan chased down the goal with 4 balls to spare, reaching 131 for 9 in 19.2 overs.


Shadab Khan top-scored for Pakistan with 36 whereas Iftikhar Ahmed made 30. For Afghanistan, Fareed Ahmad and Fazalhaq Farooqi took three wickets apiece whereas Rashid Khan obtained two.

With PTI inputs

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