Gulbadin Naib Accused Of Faking Injury To Waste Time In AFG vs BAN t20 world cup Match. watch Viral Video

Afghanistan player Gulbadin Naib's apparent cramp during the AFG vs BAN match faced scrutiny from the commentators and fans, especially since it occurred at a critical juncture of the game.

Gulbadin Naib Faking Injury Viral Video

Afghanistan secured a historic eight-wicket win (via DLS method) against bangladesh in the rain-hit AFG vs BAN t20 world cup Super 8 match on tuesday (June 25) in st Vincent. For the first time, Afghanistan has made it to the semi-finals of any ICC event. Rashid Khan & Co. will now square off against south africa in the T20 World Cup semifinal on Thursday (June 27).

Meanwhile, afghanistan player Gulbadin Naib's apparent cramp during the AFG vs BAN Super 8 match faced scrutiny from the commentators and fans, especially since it occurred at a critical juncture of the game.

Rain interruptions in st Vincent marred the AFG vs BAN Super 8 match, prompting speculation about a potential abandonment. If the rain had completely halted play, the AFG vs BAN match's outcome and the team advancing to the semifinals would have been determined by the Duckworth-Lewis (DLS) method.

Afghanistan gained a significant advantage when they dismissed two Bangladeshi batters in the 11th over, reducing their opponents to 80 for 7. By the 12th over, bangladesh had fallen below the DLS par score, putting afghanistan in a winning position in case of the match being called off due to rain.

Anticipating imminent rain that could halt or even stop the AFG vs BAN match, Afghanistan's coach Jonathan Trott signaled his players to deliberately slow down the game and waste time.

It seemed like he was aiming to prevent bangladesh from gaining an advantage in the Duckworth-Lewis (DLS) par score calculation by prolonging the match as much as possible before potential rain interruptions.

"The coach sends a message out to say slow it down, slow it down and the first slip just dives on the ground needlessly. That is unacceptable. Gone off anyway. I get that might have gone off anyway for the rain," said commentator Simon Doull during the match.

Commentator Pommie Mbangwa also quipped: "Oscar, Emmy?".

Despite the potential controversy surrounding Afghanistan's 'time-wasting strategy', it did not affect the outcome of the AFG vs BAN match. afghanistan ultimately defeated bangladesh by eight runs in a fair contest to secure a berth in the t20 World Cup semi-finals.

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