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T20 world cup 2021 39 year old shoaib malik made his debut 4 years before ms dhoni and winning matches for pakistan

New Delhi. If any one team has surprised the most with its performance in the T20 World Cup, then it is Pakistan (T20 World Cup 2021). Pakistan, which is considered to be a strong contender to win the tournament, first defeated Team India and then defeated New Zealand by 5 wickets (PAK vs NZ T20 World cup 2021) in a thrilling match. With two wins, Pakistan’s place in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup was almost confirmed. Pakistan’s team seems to be the most balanced in this tournament. While he has excellent fast bowlers like Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Hasan Ali, apart from youngsters like Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik ( Experienced batsmen like Shoaib Malik are also present.

In the last match against New Zealand, this experience came in handy for the Pakistan team. Chasing the target of 135 runs, at one point Pakistan lost 5 wickets for 87 runs. The team seemed to be in trouble. It looked like the match would get stuck. Pakistan needed 44 runs to win in the last 30 balls of the match. But Shoaib Malik, 39, stood at one end. He was playing with the intention of taking the match till the last over. So don’t take unnecessary risks. Asif Ali did the job of playing big shots in his place.

Ali reduced the gap between the runs and the ball by hitting six sixes in two consecutive balls of Tim Southee. When it felt that the match was now on hold, then Shoaib changed his gear in the 18th over. He collected a total of 15 runs in this over of Mitchell Santner, hitting 1 six and 1 four. Pakistan needed 9 runs in the last 12 balls. Which was easily accomplished by the pair of Shoaib and Asif Ali. For the sixth wicket between these two, there was a partnership of 48 runs in 23 balls.

Shoaib made his international debut 4 years before Dhoni
Shoaib did not play a big innings in the match. But his 26 runs in 20 balls proved to change the result in a low scoring match. For this reason, Pakistani fans also consider him to be the best finisher like former Indian wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni). The interesting thing is that Dhoni and Shoaib are our age. Shoaib made his international debut in 1999 while Dhoni made his international debut in 2004. That is, Shoaib started playing international cricket 4 years before the former Indian captain. Where the 40-year-old Dhoni had said goodbye to international cricket last year. At the same time, 39-year-old Shoaib is still playing for Pakistan.

Shoaib Malik replaces injured Maqsood
Shoaib Malik was not selected in the Pakistan team for the first T20 World Cup. Babar Azam did not agree with this decision of the selectors and he was constantly raising his voice to include Shoaib in the team. However, just before the T20 World Cup, Sohaib Maqsood got injured. This time the selectors also had to bow to Babar’s insistence and Malik was included in the team. Then the selectors also said that Shoaib’s experience will be useful for the team in the T20 World Cup and he showed it to be true against New Zealand.

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Highest run scorer in T20
Shoaib was the captain of the Pakistan team in the first World Cup held in 2007. The team played the final under his captaincy. However, India defeated him. He was also a member of the Pakistan team that won the T20 World Cup in 2009. He is the most successful T20 batsman of Pakistan. He has scored 11059 runs in 445 matches in this format. He has 67 half-centuries to his name in T20.

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