Azam Khan Smashes A Six With A Sweep Shot Off A Pacer
By CricShots - Feb 25, 2023 12:00 pm
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The young Pakistan batter, Azam Khan slammed the hapless bowling attack of Quetta Gladiators in all corners of the world on Friday, tonking a 42-ball 97 to power Islamabad United to a total of 220 for 6 in their Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 clash. Azam smashed eight sixes and nine fours in his innings, including three back-to-back sixes he hit off Mohammad Hasnain in the 19th over.

Azam Khan
Azam Khan played a match-winning knock

The third of these sixes, where Azam Khan went down on one knee before tonking the ball on the leg side, was 102 meters long, which bounced on the roof of the stadium and went outside the ground. As the ball vanished into the night sky, the camera panned to the dressing room of the Gladiators, where Azam’s father Moin Khan, who is the head coach of the Quetta franchise, was watching the shots in utter shock.

Here si the video of the shot from Azam Khan:

After the innings, Azam thanked his father, Moin, for the faith he had shown in his abilities.

As per the quotes in the Indian Express, Azam Khan said, “The way my father has supported me, it is special. A lot of people said I could not play, and that I would stay behind because of my father, but I am what I am because of him. To be honest, I knew I was in good form. I was batting well in the BPL and was trying to continue it.”

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He further added, “We were four wickets down and I was thinking of taking it deep. I have the belief that I can change the game at any moment… I practice range hitting so that I get a good idea about my strokes. T20 cricket is so fast at the moment and you need the acceleration at the right moment.”

Azam’s innings finally ended on the last ball of their innings, with Odean Smith getting his out as he chased the triple-figure score.

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The young batter said, “I was eyeing that century and if I would have gotten to the century, it would have been a huge milestone.”

As far as the match is concerned, Islamabad United registered a huge win river Quetta Gladiators by 63 runs. Islamabad earned its third win in four games, while Quetta has only one win from five.