Irfan Pathan is also familiar with Saud Shakeel. Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan could not help but praise Pakistani batsman Saud Shakeel for his brilliant batting against the Netherlands in the ICC World Cup.
In the second match of the ICC Men’s World Cup, the teams of Pakistan and Netherlands are competing at the Deccan Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad today.
The Netherlands won the toss and decided to field first against Pakistan. Pakistan did not start well against the Netherlands, opener Fakhar Zaman scored 12 runs, captain Babar Azam scored 5 runs and Imamul Haq got out after scoring 15 runs.
After the top order of the national team failed, Muhammad Rizwan and the young Saud Shakeel took over the team and took the score to above 100.
Saud Shakeel showed an excellent batting performance and scored a brilliant fifty off 32 balls. This is the second-fastest half-century by Pakistan in the World Cup.
However, Saud Shakeel returned to the pavilion after scoring 68 runs, hitting 7 fours and a six.
After watching Saud Shakeel’s batting against the Netherlands, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan issued a statement on social media and said that ‘New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra took advantage of the practice match form against England yesterday and Saud Shakeel did the same today. , they are a good option for Pakistan in the middle order.
Yesterday Rachin took the advantage of practise match form, today Saud Shakeel doing the same. Good left hand option for Pakistan in the middle order. #PAKvNED
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 6, 2023