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Legends League Cricket: Shahid Afridi’s Lions thrash Gautam Gambhir’s Maharajas

Legends League Cricket: Shahid Afridi’s Asia Lions thrash Gautam Gambhir’s India Maharajas

 Former star cricketers Gautam Gambhir from India and Shahid Afridi from Pakistan are participating currently in the Legends League Cricket 2023.

In this, Gautam Gambhir is leading the squad for India Maharajas, while Afridi is at the helm of the Asia Lions side. Australia’s Aaron Finch-led World Giants side is the third team which participated in the tournament.

The first match ended with Asia Lions emerging victorious over the India Maharajas by nine runs.

The battle between India Maharajas and Asia Lions has kicked off the Legends League 2023 series at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha on Friday (March 10). 

Team Asia Lions

Shahid Afridi (C), Abdur Razzak, Abdul Razzaq, Asghar Afghan, TM Dilshan, NLTC Perera, P Khadka, Misbahul Haq, Sohail Tanvir, WU Tharanga and I Udana

Team India Maharajas

G Gambhir (C), AB Dinda, Harbhajan Singh, M. Vijay, STR Binny, M Kaif, IK Pathan, SK Raina, YK Pathan, PV Tambe, RV Uthappa


All three teams will be facing each other twice in the league stage of the tournament.

The winner of the Eliminator will reach the summit clash with the first finalist.

The series consists of retired cricket stars and legends from more than 12 nations participating in this year’s Legends cricket league (LLC) Masters at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium, Doha in Qatar.

The tournament began on March 10 and will conclude with the final on March 20.

Day Date Stage Match Venue
1 March 10, 2023 League Round 1 India Maharajas V/S Asia Lions Asian Town Cricket Stadium, Doha, Qatar
2 March 11, 2023 League Round 1 World Giants V/S India Maharajas  Asian Town Cricket Stadium, Doha, Qatar
3 March 12, 2023 REST DAY    
4 March 13, 2023 League Round 1 Asia Lions V/S World Giants Asian Town Cricket Stadium, Doha, Qatar
5 March 14, 2023 League Round 2 Asia Lions V/S India Maharajas  Asian Town Cricket Stadium, Doha, Qatar
6 March 15, 2023 League Round 2 India Maharajas V/S World Giants Asian Town Cricket Stadium, Doha, Qatar
7 March 16, 2023 League Round 2 World Giants V/S Asia Lions Asian Town Cricket Stadium, Doha, Qatar
8 March 17, 2023 REST DAY    
9 March 18, 2023 Eliminator 2nd Position V/S 3rd Position Asian Town Cricket Stadium, Doha, Qatar
10 March 19, 2023 REST DAY    
11 March 20, 2023 Final 1st Position V/S Winner Eliminator Asian Town Cricket Stadium, Doha, Qatar

 In the first match, Afridi’s Asia Lions won the toss and elected to bat first. During that time, fans took note of an awkward exchange between Gambhir and Afridi before the game and expressed their views on the same on Twitter and Instagram by sharing hilarious memes.

They recalled their past and reminisced about the duo’s heated exchange on the field during the India and Pakistan matches and compiled hilarious memes.

India Maharajas got off to an awful start. After suffering the first wicket, it was up to Gautam Gambhir to consolidate along with Murali Vijay. Gambhir scored two fours off Tanvir’s second over and looked on-point with his timing and Vijay continued in style at the end of the powerplay. The score stood at 49/1.

Position Team M W L NR PTS NRR
1 Asia Lions 1 1 0 0 2 +0.450
2 World Giants 0 0 0 0 0 00.00
3 India Maharajas 1 0 1 0 0 -0.450


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Top 5 Run-Scorers

  1. Misbah-Ul-Haq (Asia Lions) 73 Runs – 1 Match
  2. Gautam Gambhir (India Maharajas) 54 Runs – 1 Match
  3. Upul Tharanga (Asia Lions) 40 Runs – 1 Match
  4. Murali Vijay (India Maharajas) 25 Runs – 1 Match
  5. Mohammad Kaif (India Maharajas) 22 Runs – 1 Match

Top 3 Wicket-Takers

  1. Sohail Tanvir (Asia Lions) 3 Wickets – 1 Match
  2. Stuart Binny (India Maharajas) 2 Wickets – 1 Match
  3. Parvinder Awana (India Maharajas) 2 Wickets – 1 Match

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