Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi lauded Hitter Iftikhar Ahmed nick Chacha after he played a blistering innings against New Zealand in the third PAK vs NZ T20I on Monday in Lahore Gaddafi Stadium.
Afridi, named as ‘Boom Boom’ back then for his aggressive batting style, has awarded that label to the right-hander for his quickfire 60 in just 24 balls, smashing three fours and six maximums.
Taking to Twitter, legendary all-rounder Afridi lauded Iftikhar’s powerful knock.
“You are not chacha (uncle) for me @IftiAhmed221 you are boom boom but I wish that you had finished the match and make yourselves a memorable inning. Overall well played, it was good cricket over all, the fans enjoyed.” tweeted Afridi.
Furthermore, he expressed gratitude to Blackcaps for their historic visit to the country and also lauded Pakistan Cricket Board.
“Well done @TheRealPCB and thank you for coming @BLACKCAPS to Pakistan,” he added.
Remember that New Zealand won the 3rd T20I against Pakistan by 4runs. After this victory Pakistan still leading 5 matches series by 2-1.
While Batting first Black Caps set target of 164 and restrict the Pakistan team on 159 runs.
Both teams now travel to Rawalpindi for the fourth and fifth T20I on 20th and 24th April at Pindi Cricket Stadium.