Two Pakistani Fans Killed, Three Injured As Celebrations Go Berserk Following Victory Over Afghanistan


In a piece of unfortunate news, two citizens were killed in firing incidents and three injured in Peshawar as the fans celebrated Pakistan’s win over Afghanistan in the Asia Cup Super 4s encounter in Sharjah on Wednesday, September 7.

The cricket fans fell victim as rifles were let off while they celebrated reaching the Asia Cup final after their T20 victory at the Sharjah International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.

Fareed Ahmad, Asif Ali. Pak vs FG
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41 people were apprehended by the police following the firing incident

As per a Geo Live TV report, riots break out between supporters. The report stated, “The police said that a person called Sudais was shot accidentally in the Mattani Addezai neighbourhood of the city and passed away instantly. In Matni, another individual,  Khayyam, also perished as a result of aerial firing.”

“According to the police, aerial gunfire in Kotla Mohsin Khan, Nothia, and Dalazak Road injured three women. The events involving aerial fire were recorded from within the boundaries of several police stations located across the city. According to police officials, 41 persons were apprehended for their involvement in the incidents.”

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Naseem Shah’s back-to-back sixes sealed the finals berth for Pakistan

Afghanistan’s second straight defeat was followed by violent incidents in the Sharjah stands, as well as outside the venue, wherein the national cricket team fans were seen attacking Pakistan counterparts. Earlier, tempers had flared on the field too, with Pakistan batter Asif Ali and Afghanistan speedster Fareed Ahmed having a go at each other following the former’s dismissal in the penultimate over of the match.

Naseem Shah. PC- Getty
Naseem Shah. PC- Getty

Naseem Shah’s back-to-back winning sixes in the final over prompted wild celebrations from the Pakistan players and fans alike.

This wasn’t the first time that an Afghanistan defeat to Pakistan outraged the fans. Similar violent acts had occured after the team’s three-wicket loss to the sub-continent opponent in a 2019 World Cup game at Headingley in Leeds.

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