Pakistan’s limited over captain, Sarfraz Ahmed has all praises for the young leg-spinner Shadab Khan, who bowled brilliantly against West Indies on his international debut. He took 3 wickets for 7 runs in 4 overs.
The 18-year old leggie is the find of Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) second season, he impressed cricket experts and fans playing for Islamabad United in the tournament.
In a video message for Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Sarfraz Ahmed said, “The way Shadab bowled, it was his first match and he deserves a lot of praise for that. I think it would be a big day for him and his family because he represented Pakistan today for the first time and was the man of the match. I congratulate him and his family.”
“This is a good sign for his (Shadab Khan) career. He bowled superbly in the first match he played and helped Pakistan bag a win with his leg-spin. I am hopeful that he will achieve much more in the future,” he added.
The 29-year old skipper seemed delighted with the convincing victory and told that it is always good to have an early lead in the series.
“The first match of any series is important and thanks to Almighty we won it,” he stated.
The wicketkeeper/batsman hailed the effort of his bowlers, especially Wahab Riaz’s spell, who bowled against a strong wind of Bridgetown.
“I would like to give credit to the bowlers. Imad [Wasim] gave us a great start, then Shadab, followed by our pacers Wahab [Riaz] and Hasan [Ali] who bowled really well. Especially Wahab, the two overs he bowled against the wind, it was quite difficult to bowl in those conditions,” he said
Pakistan won the first game convincingly by six wickets chasing a small target of just 112 runs. The visitors are 1-0 up in the four-match T20 series and they would like to keep up the dominance in the remaining three games.