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With Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad inching towards a major batting milestone, West Indies star Chris Gayle took a jibe at the right-handed batsman who is also celebrating his 26th birthday on Thursday (November 23).
The Pakistan opener is only 17 runs short of becoming the quickest to 5,000 runs in the shortest format of the game. And while the impending achievement might not have been too much into the news, Gayle is well aware of it. But while the hard-hitting Jamaican took to Twitter to acknowledge the fact that the Pakistan star is on the verge of becoming quickest to 5,000 runs and also wished him luck for the same, he added a funny remark at the end of the tweet.
“Wishing my boi @iamAhmadshahzad the best of luck for those 17 runs to become the quickest to 5K runs tomorrow. I’ll be watching Pakistan’s #NationalT20Cup … I think he’ll get 15 ?????,” Gayle tweeted.
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) November 22, 2017
Shehzad, however, too the tweet in a light manner as he tweeted: “BIG MAN! Thanx 4 the wish..I’ll try my level best 2 disappoint u ??? U should be playing on these fantastic pitches..Kudos 2 the curators #NationalT20Cup ??,” he replied.
BIG MAN! Thanx 4 the wish..I’ll try my level best 2 disappoint u 😂🤣😂
— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) November 22, 2017
Well, this is not the first time, Gayle has tried to make others laugh at Shehzad’s expense. Last year, Gayle had posted a hilarious tweet after Shehzad had a question-answer on the social media platform.
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) May 4, 2016
Gayle and Shehzad played together for Jamaica Tallawahs and Barisal Burners in the Caribbean Premier League and Bangladesh Premier League respectively.
Shehzad, who had arrived at the international stage with a lot of hype, has failed to live up to the expectations so far and is yet to cement his place in the Pakistan team. So far, he has represented Pakistan in 13 Tests, 81 ODIs and 53 T20Is, scoring over almost 5,000 runs.
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