Many batsmen tried their level best, sometimes doing stuff that no bowler in T20 cricket would have done, so as to get a measure of Andre Russell but failed miserably. However, Afghan spinner Qais Ahmad found a new way as he bowled a seam-up delivery which bounced to floor the Jamaican.
The quality might be severely lacking in T10 cricket in Dubai but one thing that everyone would agree is that it is not short on entertainment. After the embarrassment of a game being called due to the absence of DLS print outs, another news came out of the desert that is sure to go a “Big Wow”.
In a T10 League clash between Bangla Tigers and Northern Warriors at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, Afghanistan leggie Qais Ahmad found a unique way to stop the brilliant Andre Russell from hitting boundaries. He bowled a seam-up bouncer to Russell when the latter least expected it. It surprised him to such an extent that the Jamaican fell on the ground while trying to evade it.
Russell was batting without a helmet and after the incident, he was so stunned that he looked at the spinner to measure the extent of what had just happened. He instantly signalled to the dressing room to bring his helmet.