Wasim Akram was seen kicking the chairs kept in front of him in the dressing room after the last ball of the match was bowled and Karachi Kings lost by three runs. Watch Video: Wasim Akram kicks chairs in anger after Karachi Kings lose last-over thriller to Multan Sultans in PSL.
Wasim Akram, the legendary Pakistan cricketer and now the president of Karachi Kings, vented out his frustration after his side lost yet another last-over thriller – Karachi Kings’ third one in the last over and fourth loss overall this season – in PSL against the Multan Sultans on Wednesday. The former left-arm pacer was seen kicking the chairs kept in front of him in the dressing room after the last ball of the match was bowled and Karachi lost by three runs. The anger, disappointment and frustration were evidently visible on captain Imad Wasim’s face too after he failed to clear the fence when five runs were needed off the last ball.
Needing 22 off fast bowler Abbas Afridi’s final over, Imad and Ben Cutting hit a six each and brought down the target to six runs off four deliveries. However, Cutting holed out at long off and Afridi kept his nerve on the final two deliveries to pull off a thrilling finish.
Photos and videos of Akram’s outburst went viral on social media. The fans were shocked to see the legendary cricketer failing to control his emotions.
Watch Video: Wasim Akram kicks chairs in anger after Karachi Kings lose last-over thriller to Multan Sultans in PSL
Karachi were well and truly in the chase, needing 84 runs in 8 overs with seven wickets in hand when captain Wasim joined Shoaib Malik in the middle. The partnership, however, never quite managed to stay on course with the 10 runs per over required rate. Malik struggled to put the spinners away and when he was finally dismissed for 13 off 19 balls, the asking rate had gone up to 16 runs per over.
Wasim and Ben Cutting did their best in the final two overs but it wasn’t enough to take their side over the line. Chasing 197 for victory, their innings ended at 193.
Earlier, captain Mohammad Rizwan’s blistering unbeaten 110 off 64 balls — his maiden PSL century — powered Multan to a strong 196-2.