Heart of a lion, Alex Hales loves Pakistan player’s fighting spirit and commitment

Alex Hales said Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan has the heart of a lion

Alex Hales: “Shadab Khan’s injury is bad and for him to be out here with us shows what a fighter he is and how much Islamabad United means to him”

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England batsman Alex Hales said Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan has the heart of a lion after he showed incredible grit and determination in the recent Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Shadab, who captained Islamabad United, suffered a groin injury and made a comeback from it during the tournament, which earned him Hales’ respect.

“Shadab Khan’s injury is bad and for him to be out here with us shows what a fighter he is and how much Islamabad United means to him. To have him come in and perform the way he did was outstanding for everyone,” Hales was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

Shadab will now represent Pakistan in their limited overs series against Australia, which will comprise of three ODIs and a one-off T20 International.

The white-ball series will start on March 29 in Lahore.

Pakistan’s ODI squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Abdullah Shafique, Asif Afridi, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir

Pakistan’s T20I squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Afridi, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir

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