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Australia batsman Ben Dunk said Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman has been providing an “absolute masterclass” on “how to bat in T20 cricket”.
Zaman has started 2022 with a bang as he was the highest run-scorer in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which played an instrumental role in helping the Lahore Qalandars win their first-ever title.
The 31-year-old made 588 runs in 13 matches, which included a century and seven fifties, at an average of 45.23 and a strike-rate of 152.72.
He followed that up with 177 runs in four games for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Pakistan Cup, which included a top score of 95, at an average of 44.25.
Dunk noted that Zaman has been working extremely hard on his game, and admitted it is really satisfying to see it pay off big time.
“What we’re seeing from Fakhar is just an absolute masterclass in how to bat in T20 cricket. It’s been amazing now to see some of that hard work really pay off,” he was quoted as saying by Cricwick.
Zaman accumulated 102 runs in the three-match ODI series, which included a top score of 67, at an average of 34.
He failed to have an impact in the one-off T20 International as he was dismissed for a golden duck.