Netizens say ‘something never changes’ as Kamran Akmal drops lollipop

In a remarkable development regarding cricket enthusiasts, the Legends League Cricket (LLC 2022) kicked off on Thursday as the Asia Lions take on the Indian Maharajas. It was a fun but very intense game as the Lions had a huge goal of 175 runs. However, the Maharajas were able to give chase thanks to an excellent at bat by Yusuf Pathan. The match saw it all as the old guard of cricket returned to the pitch to play. One moment that had social media in rift was when the Lions’ wicketkeeper, former Pakistani cricketer Kamran Akmal, dropped a relatively easy catch.

The Legends League Cricket is a professional cricket competition aimed at retired players. It features three star-studded teams that will close the horns with each other. Of course with retired players returning to the game it would be hard to love them that much as many of them haven’t played the sport for a while. But the LLC makes sure that they promote competitive cricket by checking the fitness level of the players. Andrew Leipus the LLC’s director of sports science is responsible for monitoring players’ fitness levels.

India Maharajas vs Asia Lions LLC 2022: Match Recap

The Lions got off to a terrible start when they lost to Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan in the first for just five runs in three balls. Akmal and Upul Tharanga managed to stabilize their innings, but the Pakistani cricketer left after scoring 25 in 17. Mohammad Hafeez and Mohammad Yousuf both came out as not scoring too many runs, but Lions skipper Misbah-ul-Haq did well to score 44 runs into 30 balls and sees a goal of 176. Manpreet Gony took three wickets but conceded many runs and Irfan Pathan was sensational as he took two wickets and gave up just 22 runs.

The Maharajas started well as they lost their first wicket at the end of the third over when Stuart Binny left and scored 10 runs in seven balls. They lost Naman Ojha and S Badrinath in quick succession, but Mohammad Kaif and Yusuf Pathan did a great job stabilizing the Maharajas’ innings and putting them in a winning position. Yusuf scored 80 runs in 40 balls and hit five sixes and nine fours before coming out. Kaif played a great supporting role for both the Pashtun brother and Irfan, who came in and hit 21 runs into 10 balls to give them the win. They went on to win by six wickets and five balls left.

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