AFG vs BAN, T20 WC Super 8: Massive Row After Afghanistan Coach Asks Players To Slow Down Proceedings, Gulbadin Naib Fakes Injury To Stop Play (VIDEO)

AFG vs BAN, T20 WC Super 8: Massive Row After Afghanistan Coach Asks Players To Slow Down Proceedings, Gulbadin Naib Fakes Injury To Stop Play (VIDEO)

Bangladesh and Afghanistan are taking on one another in a crucial Super 8 match of T20 World Cup 2024.

Aakash SinghUpdated: Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 11:05 AM IST
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Afghanistan coach Jonathan Trott (L). | (Credits: Screengrab)

Afghanistan players have likely landed in a controversy after head coach Jonathan Trott signalled his players to slow the game down against Bangladesh in the Super 8 match in Kingstown on Tuesday. Soon after Trott's signal from the dugout, Gulbadin Naib was down with cramps.

With Afghanistan edging ahead in the contest with a flurry of wickets, headlined by skipper Rashid Khan himself, Bangladesh found themselves on the backfoot. The incident occurred in the 12th over of the innings as showers returned again when Trott was spotted making a signal to slow the game down. While Noor Ahmed was ready to bowl, Naib called for the game to slow down by going down with a cramp.

In the process, the netizens trolled the all-rounder for faking his injury as there were plenty of reactions on it, especially given he bowled a couple of overs following that.

Afghanistan struggle their way to 115 against Bangladesh:

Meanwhile, the toss fell in favour of Afghanistan as Rashid Khan elected to bat first in Kingstown. Despite a 50-run opening stand, Afghanistan could not quite go to the 2nd gear as Bangladesh made a sensational comeback to restrict them to 115 in 20 overs.

Afghanistan kept their chances alive in the multi-nation event with a historic win over Australia after losing by 47 runs to India. However, they must beat Bangladesh to qualify for the semi-finals. Bangladesh are also mathematically alive, but they must chase 116 in 12.3 overs. As far as Australia's chances go, they must hope for Bangladesh to beat Afghanistan without going past their net run-rate.

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