Babar Azam has as soon as once more set the bar fairly excessive for a cricket captain by displaying one of many highest types of sportsmanship — ensuring his teammate Khushdil Shah will get credit score for his match-winning efficiency.
On Thursday, Shah stepped right into a sinking boat of a match in opposition to the West Indies and turned the opening ODI of the three-match sequence round. Having began the over needing 44 off 24, Shah’s hitting noticed them finish it needing 24 off 18. His 23-ball 41 not out overshadowed all the opposite gamers’ performances.
Pretty from Babar Azam ?
He offers Khushdil Shah his POTM award for Khushdil’s 23-ball 41pic.twitter.com/JT4xeyjnoV
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 9, 2022
This was not misplaced on Azam, who, when awarded the Man of the Match prize, determined handy it over to Shah, somebody he thought was extra deserving.
ESPN posted the second on Twitter, praising the captain.
سب تعریف اللہ پاک کے لیے ہے، الحمد لله ہمیں پہلے میچ کامیابی نصیب ہوئی۔ بہترین ٹیم ورک رہا اور کپتان @babarazam258 نے ایک مظبوط بنیاد رکھا کر جیت میں کلیدی کردار ادا کیا۔ انشاءاللہ اگلے میچیز میں بھی ٹیم پاکستان ایسی ہی شاندار کارکردگی کا مظاہرہ کریگی۔
پاکستان زندہ باد ✌️ pic.twitter.com/AJlo06KqWL
— Khushdil Shah (@KhushdilShah_) June 8, 2022
Shah thanked God for the success within the first ODI and credited the “nice staff work”. He tagged Azam and appreciated him for holding the muse sturdy as it’s what enabled the win. “Insha Allah Pakistan will maintain performing splendidly within the subsequent matches as effectively,” he tweeted.