Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan scripted history when he bowled an extraordinary spell of four overs, consisting of 23 dot balls, during a T20 match in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Saturday.
In a format like T20 where batsman has the upper hand on the game, the Pakistan's tall man changed the whole script for the game.
Irfan only conceded a single run in his four overs and that too came on the last ball of his final over. The left-arm pacer represents Barbados Tridents in the CPL and he hit the deck hard against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, bowling some unplayable deliveries to their batsmen. In his four overs, Irfan picked up two crucial wickets of West Indies power hitter Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis.
However, Irfan heroics went in vain as Barbados lost the match by six wickets as the Patriots kept their calm and chased down the target of 148 runs, with seven balls to spare.
After his extraordinary performance, the giant guy from Pakistan said in the post-match presentation, “I’m really happy. I would've been happier if the team won, but I am happy that I bowled one of the best spells in T20 cricket."
"I liked bowling on the lively wicket, and I get extra bounce because of my height. So yes, a satisfying performance."
"I'm really happy. I would've been happier if the team won, but I am happy that I bowled one of the best spells in T20 cricket," he added.
Irfan is out of the Pakistan national team from past two years and is eyeing a comeback in ICC World Cup 2019 and this performance of his will increase his chances to knock the doors of the team selectors.