Saturday, 21 May 2022

Misbah smashed 6 sixes on 6 balls in Hong Kong T20 blitz


HONG KONG: Amidst the controversy of being asked to retire from international cricket, Misbah-ul-Haq just showed how much cricket he has left in him. He launched a massive attack against PCB by pelting six sixes against Hung Hom Jaguars while playing for Hong Kong United Island in the Hong Kong T20 Blitz. With Misbah’s team on 175/6 in 18.4 overs, the Pakistan decided to take matters in his own hand. He hit compatriot Imran Arif for two sixes n the last two balls of the 19th over. He again got the strike in the second ball of the 20th over, bowled by Ashley Caddy, and hit him for four straight sixes and a four. The 42-year-old Misbah’s efforts meant that Hong Kong Island United notched up 216/6, with Pakistan great remaining unbeaten on 82 off just 37 balls, with seven sixes and four fours. The opposition, in return, could only manage 183/8 and lost by 33 runs. “That was crucial because when we are playing for this team, we don’t know what resources we have or what the batting line-up is like, so we try to bat through all 20 overs and see what we can do to the maximum,” said Misbah. “That’s what I was trying to do, play normal cricketing shots until the last couple of overs and then with these short boundaries we can take 35-40 runs and try to get 200 plus runs. We capitalised on the last two overs.” Misbah, who also played in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League, reminded cricket fans of Yuvraj Singh hitting England’s Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over in a World T20 match.

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