There is no denying the fact that fans are crazy for cricket in Pakistan and it has reached new levels as it happens often that a fan breaches the security and reached the players. A similar incident took place when a spectator onto the ground to greet Shadab Khan during the ongoing second ODI between Pakistan and West Indies in Multan.
The incident took place during the 39th over of Pakistan’s innings when a fan came running into the middle of the pitch and saluted Pakistan’s deputy skipper. Instead of backing away or reacting aggressively amid the COVID-19 protocols, the spin-bowling all-rounder gave him a hug, causing him to return celebrating.
Here is the video of the incident:
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However, the youngster couldn’t make a massive difference with the bat as he was dismissed after scoring 22 off 31 deliveries, an innings laced with a couple of boundaries. He was dismissed by Alzarri Joseph. The home side took the field looking to wrap up the series and elected to bat first. Pakistan was 207-5 at the time of the incident.
Although Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam scored centuries, the other batters failed to make significant contributions.
Pakistan, who reached 275 owing to some valuable late runs from Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Khushdil Shah, has an uphill task with the ball at hand. The leggie, who ended up with figures of 10-0-37-1 in the first ODI, has to step up and deliver an impactful performance for his side to seal the series.
Pakistan registered a five-wicket win in the first ODI following Babar Azam’s third consecutive hundred and half-centuries from Mohammad Rizwan and Imam-ul-Haq. Khushdil Shah’s cameo of 41 from 23 deliveries including four sixes, was equally valuable in a tight finish.