PAK vs WI: Watch – Shadab Khan Win Hearts As He Hugs Pitch Intruder

Shadab Khan, the vice-captain of Pakistan’s limited-overs team, was the focus of attention during the second One-Day International between the hosts and the West Indies at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Friday (June 10). When a pitch intruder stormed onto the ground from the stands during the first innings of the match, the star all-rounder was on the batting crease.

While everyone was taken aback by the individual’s abrupt and unexpected entrance onto the playing field, Shadab remained composed and gave the person a hearty hug. The individual was overjoyed at the opportunity to meet the Pakistani cricketer and raced back to the stadium to celebrate his achievement. A video of the same has gone viral on social media.

Shadab Khan. (Credits: Twitter)

Ian Bishop Also Found The Gesture By Shadab Khan A Great One

Ian Bishop, a West Indies cricket veteran who is a pundit for the series and witnessed the incident firsthand, praised Shadab. “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,” wrote Bishop on Twitter.

Shadab’s return to international cricket after a long injury layoff has already proven to be an eventful one for the star all-rounder. After dismissing Sharmarh Brooks with an incredible one-handed catch in the opening game, the 23-year-old was the buzz of the town.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam

When it comes to the game, Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and choose to bat first. The hosts scored a total of 275 points. Babar, the captain, continued his remarkable form by scoring 77 runs in 93 balls. Imam Ul Haq hit another half-century, this time for 72 runs.

With one match remaining in the series, a win for Pakistan will secure a series victory. In a dramatic high-scoring clash, they won the series opener by five wickets against the Nicolas Pooran-led side.

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