Back in the 90s, when Muttiah Muralitharan was called for chucking by Darrel Hair, it sent shockwaves through the cricket world. Muralitharan wasn't a great name then, back in 1995, but was on his way to establishing himself as a legend.
Shahid Afridi used his brute power to clobber two sixes off R Ashwin to clinch a thrilling 1-wicket win for Pakistan over India at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Afridi’s blows knocked out India from the Asia Cup with the latter losing two of its three matches.
Pakistan defeated World No.1 Test team South Africa by 7 wickets inside four days in the opening Test at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. South Africa resuming Day 4 at 72 for 4 with a deficit of 121 runs to clear made sure that Pakistan batted for a second time.
Pakistan bowlers produced their best show to skittle out Zimbabwe for 120 all out to win the First Test at Harare by 221 runs. The Test match was wrapped up quickly in an extended morning session with Zimbabwe losing nine wickets in just 39.1 overs.