Shadab Khan

After his all-round performance in the third ODI between Pakistan and West Indies, Shadab Khan said captain Babar Azam’s ‘buddha‘ comment motivated him to give his best.

Shadab was named the Man of the Match for his performance that led Pakistan to a 53-run win over West Indies and 3-0 sweep.

According to him, Babar had compared him to an old aged person because of the problems he used to have while fielding after his injury.

“I got a lot of motivation after Babar called me a ‘buddha’ [old man]. After getting injured, it was difficult to field,” he said.

He scored 86 off 78 balls and then took 4-48 in 10 overs. The 28-year-old is working hard on his fitness.

“I am working hard on my fitness. I am spending time at the 4-48 in 10 overs after coming back from from my injury,” he added.

Meanwhile, Pakistan have surpassed India in the ICC ODI Rankings. The Men in Green are currently fourth in the table while the arch-rivals have slipped to fifth position after Pakistan’s series win against West Indies.

The Men in Blue are taking on South Africa in the ongoing five-match T20Is series. Rishabh Pant-led team has lost two games so far and needs to win the third contest to stay alive.

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