Shadab Khan reveals about the planning of Yuvraj Singh's dismissal in Champions Trophy

Shadab Khan reveals about the planning of Yuvraj Singh’s dismissal in Champions Trophy

I will never forget the moment for the rest of my life: Shadab on Yuvi's dismissal

Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan of Pakistan celebrates. (Photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Young sensation from Pakistan, Shadab Khan, in a recent interview ahead of the ‘Independence Cup’ disclosed about the planning involved in Yuvraj Singh’s dismissal in the finals of the recently concluded Champions Trophy. The leg spinner claimed that he took notes from the group match against Inda and used it to his advantage.

Pakistan was comprehensively beaten in the Group B match at Edgbaston. Not many believed that the team could reach the finals of the tournament, let alone winning the coveted trophy. However, they managed to reach the finals and defeated their arch rivals after a long time in an ICC event.

Shadab Khan talked about one of the instances in the finals which involved the dismissal of Yuvraj Singh, who smashed the Pakistani bowlers all over the park during the group game.

“I believe it all started with the first India-Pakistan game in the tournament in which I could see that he was unable to pick my wrong’un and then he was also dropped off my bowling. So, in the back of mind, I knew that he had a weakness which I could use to our advantage,” claimed Shadab Khan according to his interview with PakPassion.

Claiming Yuvi’s wicket, unforgettable memory for Shadab

“What I figured was that Yuvraj would be looking for the wrong’un every ball I was bowling and he would be playing each ball that way. The best way to trouble him then was to bowl a regular leg-spin delivery which I did and hit him on the pad. This wicket was perfect planning and a moment I will never forget for the rest of my life,” added Shadab.

“I was so convinced that Yuvraj Singh was out that I was repeating on and on to our captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, that it was pad first and that Yuvraj was out. He asked me again if the ball hit the pad first and I said yes it did and we took the review,” claimed the enthusiastic 18-year-old leggie.

“I knew that the captain and team management had huge faith in me and they showed that by listening to my call for reviewing the decision. I was, of course, overjoyed when the review was taken and the decision was given in our favour,” concluded the Pakistani bowler who picked a couple of wickets in the finals.