Watch: Pakistan debutant Arshid Iqbal shatters Tinashe Kamunhukamwe's helmet into pieces
Pakistan cricket team are in sensational form at the moment. During their overseas tour of South Africa, Pakistan got the better of Proteas in ODI and T20I series. Pakistan captain Babar Azam led the team from the vanguard throughout the brief tour and came through with flying colours. Pakistan won the ODI series by 2-1 and won the T20I series by 3-1.
After that, they travelled to Zimbabwe to play 2 Tests and 3 T20Is. Pakistan won the first T20I by 11 runs and took the first lead in the series. Coming to the second match, Arshad Iqbal made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club in Harare. It didn't take him much time to make an impact on the pitch as he bowled brilliantly well in his quota of 4 overs.
The right-arm fast bowler announced his arrival by bowling a lethal short-pitched delivery to Zimbabwe batsman Tadiwanashe Marumani. The right-handed batsman might have expected to play a hook shot but Iqbal's pace beat him completely as the ball went on to smash the batsman's helmet in full force.
Arshid Iqbal shatters Tinashe Kamunhukamwe's helmet into pieces
As it happened, his helmet broke into parts. Soon after that, Arshad Iqbal made the headlines for his lethal delivery and the video of the incident went viral in no time. The incident happened during the 7th over when Arshad Iqbal's delivery shattered the batsman's helmet into pieces. FlashScore Cricket Commentators official Twitter handle posted the entire incident on their portal along with the caption.
“It’s a miracle that Tinashe Kamunhukamwe was OK to carry on after being struck in the side of the head – even his helmet couldn’t survive the blow!” Thankfully, nothing terrible had happened to the batsman as he escaped from an injury. The 20-year-old youngster took Tinashe Kamunhukamwe's wicket in the 11th over.
It's a miracle that Tinashe Kamunhukamwe was OK to carry on after being struck in the side of the head - even his helmet couldn't survive the blow!— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) April 23, 2021
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Zimbabwe were reduced to 118/9 in their quota of 20 overs. Tinashe Kamunhukamwe top-scored with 34 including 4 boundaries. Mohammad Hasnain and Danish Aziz took 2 wickets apiece. Interestingly, Pakistan were bowled out for a paltry score of 99. Babar Azam top-scored with 41 including 5 fours. Luke Jongwe was the pick of the bowlers for Zimbabwe as he took 4 wickets and was named the man of the match.