The ongoing edition of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) has already had its own share of drama and comedy thus far. From Azam Khan’s inverted bat sliding to mobile phones being used at the dugout, PSL makes one for interesting viewing, apart from all the nail-biting cricketing action.
This time around, it was the case of out of favour Australian opener Chris Lynn, whose head appeared to release steam. The video clip being shared on Twitter instantly went viral.
The incident occurred in the 11th match of the tournament between Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars, hosted at Rawalpindi.
The rain hit match was curtailed to a 12-over a side affair with the Qalandars opting to bowl first after winning the toss.
Coming out to bat, Kamran Akmal added 14 runs to the scoreboard before Tom Banton and Haider Ali, came at the Zalmis in full throttle, scoring almost 70 within 5 overs.
With the bowlers leaking runs, the Brisbane Heat swashbuckler appeared to be enraged as steam emitted on top of his head.
Here’s the clip
Never seen anything like this. Serious heat 😮 https://t.co/qRj2T5knc7
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) February 28, 2020
Dilbar Hussain’s four-wicket haul could not stop Peshawar Zalmis to post a daunting total of 132 in their allotted 12 overs.
Lynn, who smashed 30 off 15 balls, gave a flying start to the Qalandars along with Fakhar Zaman at the top. However, the match turned on its head when Lewis Gregory was handed the ball as the Somerset all-rounder clinched a valuable four-for to run through Lahore’s top order.
In the end, Samit Patel played a cameo of 34 off 19 balls to add spice to the fixture, but could not take his team across the finishing line as Peshawar Zalmis won the match by a margin of 16 runs.