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Watch: Frustrated Sohail Khan attempts throw at batter, concedes four runs in PSL

Sohail Khan conceded four extra runs after an unnecessary throw at the batter in the PSL
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: A frustrated Sohail Khan cost his 2024 Pakistan Super League team Quetta Gladiators four runs when his throw at the batter went for a boundary.

Playing against Karachi Kings, Sohail did not have the desired start to his innings, conceding 23 runs from his first two overs. He started by giving two fours in his first over and then saw Tim Seifert hit a boundary and a six off successive balls in the next.

On the last ball of his second over, Sohail, who was visibly frustrated by then, sent down a length ball, which Seifert played back to the bowler. Sohail immediately picked up the ball and threw it at the stumps with the batter briefly out of his ground. The ball, however, was closer to the batter than the stumps and ran away towards the boundary rope.

The commentators were not amused at this passage of play. “This is typical Sohail Khan,” said Bazid Khan. “All throughout his career, he has had a short fuse.” The 39-year-old last played for Pakistan in 2017 after turning out in 27 international games.

Sohail had infamously revealed a run-in with Virat Kohli last year, where he recounted how the India batter, seemingly unaware of his international experience, sledged Sohail in 2015. In reply, Sohail told him in Urdu: “Son when you were playing U19, your father [Khan was referring to himself] was a Test player.”

The additional four runs could have hurt Quetta if not for a last-ball four by Sherfane Rutherford. Needing 166 for a win, Quetta chased down the target on the very last ball courtesy of a 31-ball 58 by Rutherford.

Sohail ended up conceding 36 runs in the game.

Watch the incident here:

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