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“You beauty”: Fans term Shadab Khan as best Pakistani fielder after his incredible effort to run-out Zahid Mahmood in PSL 2021

Dixit Bhargav

"You beauty": Fans term Shadab Khan as best Pakistani fielder after his incredible effort to run-out Zahid Mahmood in PSL 2021

Shadab Khan: The captain of Islamabad United put on display an exemplary fielding effort at the National Stadium tonight.

During the 12th match of the ongoing sixth season of the Pakistan Super League between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators in Karachi, Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan put on display an exemplary fielding effort to dismiss Quetta Gladiators spinner Zahid Mahmood.

It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the first innings when Gladiators all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz (31*) fiercely hit a Musa Khan delivery towards the cover region.

Shadab, who was fielding at cover, dived valiantly towards his left but couldn’t hold on to the catch. However, the 22-year old player was aware enough to realize a run-out chance at the non-strikers’s end. As a result, Shadab affected a direct hit to find Mahmood short of his crease.

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Shadab, who had earlier dismissed Quetta all-rounder Ben Cutting (23), picked his second wicket not with his bowling skills but his fielding skills.

Earlier, it was Shadab who had won the toss and chose to field. On the back of captain Sarfaraz Ahmed scoring 54 (41) with the help of three fours and four sixes, Gladiators posted a below par 156/7 in 20 overs.

With bowling figures of 4-0-11-3, United all-rounder Faheem Ashraf was the pick of their bowlers. Other than Ashraf, United fast bowler Hasan Ali also picked a couple of wickets.

Shadab Khan runs out Zahid Mahmood in PSL 2021

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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