‘I told Hasnain, give me your bat as my bat isn’t that good’: How Naseem Shah used Mohammad Hasnain’s bat to hit the final two sixes vs Afghanistan

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Decades in the past, it took a Pakistani one Sharjah six to beat India in a last-over thriller. On Wednesday evening, it took a Pakistani two Sharjah sixes to down Afghanistan, who refused to fade away without a struggle of their lives.

And it seems a modified bat helped Naseem Shah to flex his muscle tissues.

When the final man Mohammad Hasnain was with him, Naseem requested for his bat.

“I told Hasnain, give me your bat as my bat isn’t that good,” Naseem told in a video put out by PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board). Hasnain too makes a fast entry into the video, and provides to the story.

“He requested me my bat and I mentioned okay, if you happen to take a single, then give it again to me.” It would have been a stunning gully-cricket picture had that transpired. But Naseem walloped two consecutive sixes to end the sport.

Naseem says he had the perception that he might win the sport.

“The perception was there that I can do it. I knew they might strive bowling yorkers and I used to be prepared. When I went to bat, I simply wished to give singles to Asif [Ali] Bhai. But I’m assured on my batting as I’ve been coaching in nets.”

Afghanistan captain Nabi would say that his instruction to Fazalhaq Farooqi earlier than the final over was to both bowl a yorker or sluggish bouncer and Farooqi selected yorker however couldn’t land them.

Couple of years in the past, former Pakistan captain and Pakistan’s National Cricket Academy director Mudassar Nazar predicted to this newspaper that Naseem has the expertise to go “all the manner”. He was speaking about Naseem’s bowling. “He is the actual deal. From what I see, he has every part, it’s up to him now.” From what we have now seen at the Asia Cup, Naseem appears greater than prepared to be a star.

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