Zimbabwe all-rounder has revealed that he watched videos of Ricky Ponting before stepping into the field for the game against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2022. He said that clips motivated him to perform against Pakistan.
“I watched Ricky Ponting’s clip and that motivated me to perform like this,” Sikander Raza on his performance against Pakistan
Zimbabwe Cricket Team thumped Pakistan by 1 run in the T20 World Cup 2022 clash in Perth to etch their name in the record books. They displayed a superlative performance with both bat as well as with the ball to clinch the thriller.
Zimbabwe now sits third on the points table of Group B and if they keep playing like this, it’s fair to say that they can qualify for the semi-finals as well. One of the main reasons for them being at this stage and their famous win against Pakistan is none other than Sikander Raza.
The all-rounder has been in great form of late with both bat balls and he produced another magnificent performance in the game against Pakistan in Perth. Although he failed to set the stage on fire with the bat as he perished for just 9 runs, he stole the limelight with the ball.
Sikandar Raza rates this victory against Pakistan as the best ever of Zimbabwe since he's been part of the team.
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Defending the target of just 130 runs, Zimbabwe bowlers were on top of the game up front. But after that Shan Masood and Shadab Khan turned the game for their side. Just when Zimbabwe needed someone to step up, it was Sikander Raza, who chipped in and took three quick wickets.
He first removed Shadab Khan and then sent Haider Ali for a golden duck before outfoxing Shan Masood for 44 runs to tilt the game in his side’s favour. The spinner returned with the figures of 3/25 and was also awarded Player of the Match for his heroics.
“I was excited today,” Sikandar Raza after his heroics against Pakistan
As Sikandar Raza set the stage on fire with the ball in the game against Pakistan, he revealed that he watched videos of Ricky Ponting that motivated him to perform. He said, “I was excited today. I watched Ricky Ponting’s clip and that motivated me to perform like this”. Here’s the video:
Sikandar Raza – "I was excited today. I watched Ricky Ponting's clip and that motivated me to perform like this".
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— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 27, 2022