Shadab Khan PSL 2023
Shadab Khan PSL 2023 Credits: Twitter

The ongoing PSL 2023 has amused the fans on and off the field.  A video caught the attention of the fans during the eliminator match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi. Shadab Khan surprisingly predicated the dismissal of his Pakistan skipper Babar Azam for a well-played 64 runs.

Islamabad United was eliminated from the PSL 2023 following the defeat against Peshawar Zalmi. An interesting event took place during the 13th over of the innings when Shadab Khan came to bowl against Babar and Mohammad Haris. Before going to bowl, Shadab picked up the bails from the ground, predicated the dismissal of Babar Azam.

“Babar out hai (Babar is out).” Shadab Khan said on the stump mic.

Shadab Khan has impressed everyone with his captaincy in PSL 8. Bowling the 13th over Mohammad Haris hit Shadab for a four and six before taking a single to bring Babar Azam. Shadab bowled a brilliant ball to dismiss the Peshawar skipper. Many fans were surprised by Shadab Khan’s claim to dismiss Babar the fans went insane and made match-fixing allegations about the league.

Here few fans’ reactions to Shadab Khan’s dismissal of Babar Azam. Let’s look at a few tweets below.

Talking about the match, Peshawar Zalmi beat Islamabad United to progress to the second Eliminator while thrashing Islamabad out of PSL 2023. Babar played a fine knock of 64, and Peshawar scored 183 for 8 in the allotted 20 overs before restricting Islamabad to 171 for 6.

Will Shadab Khan Be A Good Option For Pakistan Captaincy In Shorter Formats?

Shadab Khan has been an integral part of Pakistan since he made his debut and his all-around ability gives balance to the Pakistan team. The 24-year-old made his Pakistan debut in 2017 and has played 6 Tests, 53 ODIs, and 84 T20Is thus far. Shadab Khan will lead the young Pakistan team with sight in the 2024 T20 world cup.

Shadab Khan and Babar Azam
Shadab Khan and Babar Azam Credits: Twitter

Senior players like Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Afridi, and Haris Rauf are rested for the series. The Afghanistan series will help players like Azam Khan, and Faheem Ashraf to make a mark in International cricket and seal their place in the Pakistan team.

Shadab Khan can also be a good option for Pakistan in the shorter format of the game as  Pakistan Skipper Babar Azam, has been facing criticism regarding his captaincy after he failed to win a single Test at home against England and New Zealand. Many former cricketers want Babar Azam to give up his leadership role in one format.