During the third and final One-Day International (ODI) match between Pakistan and West Indies, all-rounder Shadab Khan of Pakistan performed very well with the bat. The Men in Green were victorious in the one-day international match that took place between the two countries as a direct result of his efforts with the bat, and Pakistan ended up winning the series by a score of 3-0.
The senior all-rounder has now opened up on a few words made by the captain of Pakistan’s cricket team, Babar Azam. These comments sparked a fire in him and drove him to perform better, as seen by the fact that he scored 86 runs in only 78 balls, striking four fours and three maximums.
It was a stressful circumstance, but Khushdil and I devised a strategy to see it through to the end: Shadab Khan on his knock
During the post-match press conference, Shadab said, “It was a stressful scenario, and Khushdil Shah and I intended to take it easy till the second powerplay, and we would seize our chances after the 38th over in a two-over power play.” The veteran all-rounder also said that Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, referred to him as “buddha” while they were playing together.
“After Babar named me Buddha, I found a lot of new drive in my life. After suffering an injury, it is difficult to field well, which is why he referred to me as “the Buddha.” Because bowling was originally tough for me to do when I was injured, I have been putting in a lot of effort at the National High-Performance Center to increase the number of overs I bowl. Hopefully, I will continue to put in a lot of effort and attempt to become better,” Shadab said.
In the third game, Pakistan won the coin toss and elected to bat first. The home team got off to a strong start with the bat, but they had a temporary setback amid their innings and found themselves in a precarious position at one point. Despite this, the home team was able to score 269 runs in 48 overs because of the contributions of Khushdil Shah and Shadab, who played some solid knocks. In their response, numerous West Indian hitters earned starts, but they were unable to convert those beginnings into a significant score. The outcome of the match was that the Men in Green won it by a score of 53 runs.