Ex Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has heaped praise on Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan for his brilliant performance with the bat within the fifth edition of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL 5).
Shadab Khan scored 263 runs in eight innings, including three fifties while averaging 37.57 at a powerful strike-rate of 159.39.
Aakash Chopra, during a Facebook video, said that the 21-year-old all-rounder was the simplest player for him during this season.
Ex Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra Said About Shadab Khan Performance in HBL PSL 5
“Shadab Khan was player of the tournament for me. Even though he took only eight wickets, but he batted really well, so well done to Shadab and our Adaab to you,” Chopra said.
“Babar Azam has been absolutely brilliant. He is scoring runs consistently and was the highest run-scorer in this season.”
“PCB did a really good job of changing the rules,” he said.
“They got rid of the playoffs and instead decided to stage two semi-finals in a single day in order to finish the tournament as soon as possible.
However, it was unfortunate that it got postponed.”
“I was really happy to see Lahore among the final four teams,” he said.
“But the best thing was to see cricket come back to Pakistan and the stadiums were filled with spectators.
It was an incident-free PSL which is such a fantastic thing, as it would encourage other teams to tour Pakistan.”
The 42-year-old also appreciated the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for his or her adaptability and versatile approach amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Finally, the previous cricketer was happy to ascertain the whole PSL being staged in Pakistan ahead of packed stadiums.