After his incredible 42-ball 97 against Quetta Gladiators on Friday in the 13th game of the Pakistan Super League, Pakistan’s Azam Khan has once again gained attention. Azam Khan, who was given the chance to bat at number five, hit nine fours and eight sixes to lead Islamabad United to 220/6 in the first innings. The fact that the United were in trouble at 71/4 after 9.5 overs made the young batsman’s performance all the more remarkable. From that point on, he and Asif Ali shared a 98-run fifth-wicket stand in just 45 balls, stabilising the innings and accelerating the run rate to boost United’s hopes.
AfterWith his magnificent performance, Khan was compared to India’s batting legend Suryakumar Yadav. Khan admitted that Tim David actually served as his greatest inspiration because they both bat in comparable positions in franchise cricket.
You are aware that the scenario is extremely challenging from where I bat. You must go finish the game if the score is either roughly 40 for four or 180 or 160 for two. It’s a tremendously challenging job. Yet these days, Tim David inspires me more than ever. He hits big shots, and because I play the same position, I am familiar with and understand his batting role. Azam was reported by paktv.tv as saying, “Suryakumar frequently plays one down, which is equivalent to top order.
a.k.a. Azam Khan and f.In his final 16 deliveries, Ashraf scored 51 runs.
Khan accelerated and unleashed his beast mode on the Gladiators in the final three overs, scoring 33 runs in just 10 balls. Once Ali was out in the 18th over, he was unaffected and used the opportunity to wreck havoc on the Gladiators. Once Ali was dismissed, Faheem Ashraf joined him in the middle and skillfully backed Khan, giving him more opportunities to continue his tenacious innings. Ashraf too made the most of his six balls by launching them for two boundaries and a six to score 17 runs.
The Gladiators were run out for 157 in 19.1 overs as a response. Hasan Ali and Fazalhaq Farooqi chosethe United by three wickets each.
Azam Khan leads the United in run production during the current PSL season, having amassed 166 runs in four innings at an impressive average of 55.33 and strike rate of 184.44 The United had three victories in their previous four games, moving them up to second place in the standings after their victory in the most recent game.