The Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) are undoubtedly the two best franchise T20 competitions in the world of cricket.
Due to the great calibre of players from all over the world who have improved the prestige of the respective leagues, both leagues have established themselves as top contests.
Despite the fact that both competitions are regarded as the greatest, players from the nearby nations are not present in the competition. The IPL’s determination on refusing to accept Pakistani players after the inaugural season has denied supporters on both sides of the border the chance to watch their idols compete against one another.
It has been speculated what would happen if certain players met in a franchise T20 event, including Babar Azam, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shaheen Afridi, Hardik Pandya, and Mohammad Rizwan, who have only met sporadically in significant ICC tournaments.
Let’s take a peek at some of the upcoming PSL and IPL player matchups that would rock the cricketing world:
Shaheen Afridi vs Virat Kohli
Shaheen and Kohli, the two cricketing superstars from Pakistan and India, going head-to-head is one of the most coveted matches, but sadly, the two players have only met twice in their careers.
The two first met during Shaheen Afridi’s riotous performance at the 2021 T20 World Cup. Before the Eagle got rid of the legendary Indian batsman, Kohli, he managed to get 10 runs off of 11 balls against Shaheen.
The two later squared off in the 2022 T20 World Cup, with Kohli triumphing against the left-arm pacer after making a comeback. Shaheen was defeated by Kohli, who blasted him for four boundaries and 23 runs off 12 balls.
Here is how Kohli fared in his matches with Shaheen Afridi: