As the Pakistan cricket team gears up for their highly-anticipated Test series against Australia, a heated exchange between two players has garnered attention during a net practice session in Canberra. The incident involving Sarfaraz Ahmed and Saud Shakeel has become the talk of the town, overshadowing the ongoing 4-day warm-up match against Prime Ministers XI.
Shan Masood shines with century
In the warm-up match, Pakistan, batting first, displayed resilience with a notable performance from newly-appointed Test captain Shan Masood. The left-handed opener smashed a century, remaining unbeaten at 121 after facing 74 overs in the first innings.
War of words unveiled
However, the spotlight shifted from the on-field action to a video capturing a war of words between Sarfaraz Ahmed and Saud Shakeel during a practice session in Canberra. The video, circulating on social media, reveals a tense conversation between the former captain Sarfaraz and the promising young talent Shakeel from Karachi.
“For how long will I continue to be of use to you?” questioned Shakeel.
“You won’t be of any use to me. To begin with, I never instructed you to do anything. I never requested you to make a swap. I swapped with the person I intended to,” retorted Sarfaraz.
“You still made the swap, so I was beneficial to you,” countered Shakeel.
Video goes viral
An X (formerly Twitter) user shared the video capturing the intense exchange between Sarfaraz and Shakeel during the practice session. The post has since gone viral, sparking discussions among cricket enthusiasts and fans about the internal dynamics within the Pakistan team.
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Here is the video:
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