Shadab Khan showers praises on the new six hitting machine of Pakistan
“He is a good hitter," quipped Shadab.
Published - Jan 12, 2018 3:03 pm | Updated - Jan 12, 2018 3:03 pm
Pakistan leggie Shadab Khan is making some serious progress in the world cricket. He had recently entered the record books as the youngest overseas player to play in the Big Bash League. Currently, he is New Zealand with the national side. The Pakistani team is scheduled to play limited overs cricket during their stay in New Zealand for almost a month.
In the five-match ODI series, the Men in Green have had a very poor start. They have lost the first two matches of the series and are under the threat of losing the series at the moment. They have had very few positives from the first two games. One among those was their lower order batting coming good. When the chips were down in the second ODI, Hasan Ali came out as the saviour out of nowhere.
Pakistan’s innings dwindled at 141/7 at one stage in the game. Hasan Ali then took the opposition and the cricket fans by surprise. He clobbered a quick 51 off just 31 deliveries that was studded with four towering sixes and as many number of boundaries. It was his maiden ODI fifty. Commenting on Hasan Ali’s batting might, Shadab Khan was all praises.
Shadab remarked that the team members know Hasan’s ability with the bat. He revealed that Hasan Ali hits sixes in the practice sessions and the domestic cricket quite a lot. “He is a good hitter and he hits sixes a lot in the practice sessions as well as in domestic cricket,” quoted Shadab Khan.
On the New Zealand conditions
Commenting further on the New Zealand conditions, Shadab Khan remarked that the visitors have had their issues adapting to the condition. On the batting front, they have somehow managed to feel good considering the pace and bounce in the tracks. However, the bowlers have struggled to get a good hold in their line and lengths in the series thus far.
“It has been difficult bowling wise to bowl their but batting wise it is good because I like pace and bounce,” he remarked.