Srinagar: Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi who has hailed Iftikhar Ahmad powe packed inning against New Zealand in third T20I.
Afridi who is popularly known as Boom Boom has termed Iftikhar Boom Boom and not layers popular name Chacha.
Iftikhar Ahmad scored brilliant 60 runs from just 24 balls, hitting three fours and six huge sixes. His inning almost won match for Pakistan.
“You are not chacha 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. Well done @TheRealPCB and thank you for coming @BLACKCAPS to Pakistan,” Shahid Afridi Tweeted.
Earlier New Zealand after winning the toss decided to bat first and scored 163 runs after losing five wickets. Skipper Tom Latham, was leading from the front as he scored 49-ball 60 runs including seven fours and two sixes. Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf picked up two wickets in their spell alongside Shadab Khan who claimed one wicket.
In reply, Pakistan was losing wickets quickly and were bowled out for 159 runs in the final innings. Pakistan are currently ahead in the series with a margin of 2-1. The fourth T20I will be played on Thursday at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.