Sharjeel Khan has been rewarded for the timely three-figure knock
Sharjeel Khan has been rewarded for the timely three-figure knock that he played in the last play-off game of the Pakistan Super League Season one.
He has been slotted in the Pakistan national squad for the two big multination tournaments coming up, that is the Asia Cup and the World twenty 20 Championship.
Sharjeel, who is featuring for Islamabad United in the first edition of the Pakistan Super League, was in a different zone in the third qualifier against the Peshawar Zalmi as he absolutely nailed it on a slow deck in Dubai.
And, that he did so against Zalmi, it made it that much more special as Zalmi had had the best of the bowlers in the tournament.
There was a hitter like Dwayne Smith standing at the other end with Sharjeel and the left hander made his Caribbean partner look like an ordinary player with the shots that he played.
It seemed as if the two batsmen were batting on different tracks.
While, Smith was finding it difficult to adjust to the lack of pace in the wicket and was not scoring at even a run a ball, Sharjeel was absolutely cracking it away
And, he did so not only against the slower or the medium pace bowlers, but, he handed the same sort of treatment to the ferocious Wahab Riaz as well who is probably the best Pakistani bowler at the moment and one of the best in the world as well.
Sharjeel had not had much of a season ahead of that game and thus, he was not in the frame for the national team selection, but, with one single knock, he made sure that he grabbed the vacant spot that’s created in the Pakistani squad due to the injury of Rumman Raees.