Image courtesy of: Zimbio
Pakistan great Shoaib Akhtar said veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik is a “blistering” player and is proving that age is just a number.
In the T20 World Cup, Malik made 100 runs in six games, which included the fastest T20 World Cup fifty by a Pakistan player, at an average of 50 and a strike-rate of 181.81.
As for the three-match T20 series against Bangladesh, he didn’t score any runs.
Shoaib Malik, 40 years young & blistering!
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 7, 2021
“Shoaib Malik, 40 years young and blistering!” Akhtar said on Twitter.
Pakistan are currently playing a limited overs series against the West Indies, but Malik was not picked.
The men in green hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20 series.
Following the T20 Internationals, the two sides will play three ODIs.
Pakistan ODI Squad: Babar Azam (captain) Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani.
Pakistan T20 Squad: Babar Azam (captain) Shadab Khan (vice-captain) Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper) Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir
ALSO CHECK OUT: Another masterclass by them, Shoaib Akhtar says shabash boys to two Pakistan players in rich form