The second edition of the T10 League have begun with the match between the Sindhis and Rajputs yesterday. The match which was played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium turned out to be a one-sided affair.
The Sindhis batted first and put a meagre total of 94 runs from their allocated 10 overs. Shane Watson was the only batsman who was able to get the better of the Rajputs’ bowling. Watson scored 42 from 20 deliveries.
Former Indian pace bowler Munaf Patel was the best in the bowling lineup. Patel took three wickets from his two overs. However it was the Afghan batsman Mohammad Shahzad who stole the show.
Shahzad made a mockery of the target as he scored 74 runs from just 16 balls. His blistering knock was assisted by six fours and eight sixes.
After the jaw-dropping knock, the 30-year-old was ecstatic. He went on to mention that he does not prefer giving the yo-yo test.
“I don’t like Yo-Yo test. Some people score 20 in the test still they can’t hit a six. I do not care about Yo-Yo test,” Shahzad was quoted as saying to presenter Ramiz Raja in the presentation ceremony.
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Shahzad has previously remarked that he works a lot on his fitness but simultaneously he eats a lot as well. He also said that he does not want to follow a fitness routine like Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
Kohli is considered as one of the fittest cricketers in recent times. Shahzad even backed his comments by saying that he can hit bigger sixes than the Delhi-born cricketer.
Apart from Shahzad, Kiwi batsman Brendon McCullum also played his part. He scored 21 runs from eight balls. The duo helped the Rajputs chase down the target in just four overs with all 10 wickets in hand.
The Sindhis used four bowlers and all of them conceded over 20 runs. Even Jofra Archer, who did pretty well in white-ball cricket just a few days back, was also not spared.