The three-match ODI series between Pakistan and West Indies is turning out to be a great one. The first innings of the second game saw the Windies restricting Pakistan to a score of 275/8 despite the hosts getting to a decent start.
In the meantime, an incident that left everyone in awe of Shadab Khan has been doing rounds on the internet. Anderson Phillip’s run-up to bowl the fourth delivery of the 39th over was interrupted when a spectator obstructed play and raced towards Shadab Khan to salute him. Shadab, who was on strike, replied with a hug to the fan, which prompted loud applause from the audience.
Here is the video
— Gokboru (@gokboru_se) June 10, 2022
Former West Indies player Ian Bishop then took to Twitter to appreciate Shadab’s gesture. He said that this small moment made the spectator jump in the air with joy. “Great moment just now when a spectator ran onto the field. Instead of being violent with him (because it could have been dangerous, plus COVID), Shadab Khan hugged him and sent him on his way. #Beautiful. P:S, I understand all the reasons why that is frowned upon,” he wrote in his tweet.
Here is Ian Bishop’s tweet
Great moment just now when a spectator ran onto the field. Instead of being violent with him (because it could have been dangerous, plus COVID), Shadab Khan hugged him and sent him on his way. #Beautiful. P:S,,,I understand all the reasons why that is frowned upon.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) June 10, 2022
As for the game, Babar Azam and Imam ul Haq put on a vital 120-run partnership to pull Pakistan back into the game after losing an early wicket. Each scored a half-century in the game, but the bowlers bounced back to get regular wickets which restricted the hosts to a total below 300 on a good batting wicket.
In the chase, the West Indies could not sustain any significant partnerships. Except for the second-wicket partnership of 67 runs, they could not do much. In the end, Pakistan emerged victorious by 120 runs as they took wickets at regular intervals. Mohammad Nawaz took four wickets, Mohammad Wasim Jr. took three, while Shadab Khan and Shaheen Afridi took two and one wicket, respectively.