Pakistan batter Babar Azam turned up with an inspiring moment for partner Khushdil Shah after the opening ODI against the West Indies on Wednesday, June 8 at the Multan Cricket Stadium.
The 27-year-old Babar scored 103 runs off 107 balls with nine fours, directing the Men dressed in Green to a five-wicket dominance in the game.
Babar Azam Gives Away His Man Of The Match Prize To Khushdil Shah
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After the game, the Lahore-born Babar was declared as the Player of the Match. However, the skipper chose to move the honor and prize cash to Shah, who assumed a vital part in Pakistan reaching the end goal.
Khushdil came to bat after Babar got out with the hosts requiring 69 runs off 51 balls. From that point on, he remained unbeaten on 41 off 23 balls with one four and four sixes. In the 47th over, the southpaw crushed Romario Shepherd for three sixes in succession.
My Game Plan Was To Take The Game Deep: Khushdil Shah
Subsequent to playing the game’s dominating inning, Shah said that he has fostered his power game over the most recent few years.
“My game plan was to take the game deep. No matter what happened, I wanted to give my 100% to the team. The last two years I have been working on my power hitting. Earlier, I used to play on the leg stump, now I am working on my off-stump game,” Khushdil was quoted as saying.
“In the 10-12 days camps we had, the coaches helped me improve my batting. Not just the power-hitting but also accumulating the singles and doubles. I just wanted to hit the balls in my zone, else accumulate the ones and twos,” he added.