Babar Azam Wins Hearts, Gives Man of The Match to Khushdil Shah After Pak Beat WI in 1st ODI; Gesture Goes VIRAL | WATCH
Multan: Babar Azam knows how to win hearts and then belong there! Following his 17th ODI century which guided the hosts to a five-wicket win over West Indies in the opening ODI at Multan, the Pakistan captain was awarded the man of the match. What Babar did next – not only surprised everyone, but also won hearts. Babar, who scored 103 off 107 balls, gave the MOM award to Khushdil Shah.Also Read – Babar Azam BREAKS Virat Kohli’s BIG Captaincy Record With Century During Pak vs WI 1st ODI
Khushdil scored a crucial 23-ball 41* to take Pakistan over the line in a final-over thriller. Khushdil’s 23-ball stay featured four sixes and a boundary. He held his nerve in the crunch situation and that made all the difference. Babar recognised his efforts and gave the award to him. Also Read – KL Rahul BREAKS Silence After Injury Rules India’s Stand-in Captain Out of T20Is vs South Africa; Wishes Rishabh Pant Luck
Here is the video of the post-match presentation that is going viral: Also Read – Highlights Mithali Raj Retirement: ICC Pays Tribute To One Of India’s Finest Batters
Beautiful gesture from the skipper 😍@babarazam258 gives his player of the match award to @KhushdilShah_ 🏆👏#PAKvWI | #KhelAbhiBaqiHai pic.twitter.com/7BrSiV7TyL
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) June 8, 2022
“Outstanding finish from Khushdil. You have to take it deep so that there is less pressure on the finishers,” Babar hailed Khushdil.
“The situation I was in, I tried to take it deep. I have been working on my hitting for the last two years. The coaching camp in the last 10-12 days has helped. The coaches have helped me during this time. I was waiting for the balls to come to into my zone,” Khushdil said after receiving the MOM.
With the win, Pakistan have taken a crucial 1-0 lead. They would like to continue the winning momentum in the next game as well.