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BBL 2017-18: Shadab Khan ends his stint with Brisbane Heat for the season

Shadab Khan had become the youngest overseas player to play in the tournament.

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Brisbane player Shadab Khan celebrates taking a wicket with teammates. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)

Young Pakistani leggie Shadab Khan had a dream debut in the Big Bash League. Shadab turned up for the Brisbane Heat in the 2017-18 edition of the tournament. Now, he has parted way with the franchise owing to his national commitments. Team Pakistan is all set to tour New Zealand for limited overs series.

The men in green will play 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is during their stay in New Zealand. The tour kick starts on January 6. In a bid to prepare for the same, Shadab Khan has made an exit from the popular T20 league. He took to micro-blogging site Twitter to convey his best wishes for his franchise, the Brisbane Heat.

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He expressed that he had a lot of fun being a part of the tournament and hopes to be back in the fray for the Heat soon. He also added that it is time for him to don his green jersey again and looked excited for the New Zealand tour.

Here is the tweet:

“Happy to win my last game of the @BBL this season. Great time with @HeatBBL, great bunch. Best of luck to @Bazmccullum and team, #TurnUpTheHeat and win the trophy. Thank you Australia, see you soon. Time to put on my national jersey. New Zealand here we come,” Shadab Khan tweeted.

Season thus far

Earlier in the season, Shadab Khan had become the youngest overseas player to play in the tournament. He also won a Player of the Match award in the three matches that he played in. He managed to take some big scalps in the tournament, which included Glenn Maxwell, Luke Wright, Aaron Finch, Harris, Jos Buttler and Shane Watson. Veteran Pakistani leggie Yasir Shah is expected to join the Brisbane Heat as his replacement.

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