The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 witnessed a riveting game on March 16th as Peshawar Zalmi defeated Islamabad United by 12 runs in the first eliminator. However, amidst the thrilling match, an interesting incident occurred that caught the attention of Islamabad United fans.
During the 13th over of the game, when Peshawar Zalmi was at a score of 125-2, Islamabad United’s skipper, Shadab Khan, came in to bowl. Just before starting his over, Shadab Khan was heard declaring Babar Azam’s wicket on the stump mic saying, “Babar out hai is over mei,” and the stump mic caught it perfectly.
Interestingly, the leg-spinner went on to do exactly what he had promised. On the final delivery of the over, Shadab bowled a flat delivery around the middle stump, and Babar Azam got beaten by the pace, resulting in the ball crashing onto his front pad. The on-field umpire adjudged him out as it looked plumb, and Babar had to walk back to the pavilion.
Babar Azam had played a brilliant knock of 64 runs off just 39 deliveries, including ten boundaries, making his dismissal a crucial moment in the game. However, it was not just Babar who played an essential role in Peshawar Zalmi’s victory. Opening batter Saim Ayub gave his team the start they were looking for, and young Mohammad Haris chipped in with a quick-fire 34 off just 17 deliveries, striking at a rate of 200, which helped them post a massive total of 183-8g.
In response to the total posted by Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United had a good start, courtesy of English opening batter Alex Hales, who scored 57 runs off just 37 deliveries, including seven fours and two sixes. Sohaib Maqsood also joined the party and went on to score 60 runs off just 48 deliveries.
Skipper Shadab Khan played a crucial knock of 26 runs off 12 deliveries, but his efforts were not enough to make his team go beyond the total posted by Peshawar Zalmi. Aamer Jamal and Salman Irshad grabbed a couple of wickets each, which helped their side defeat Islamabad United by 12 runs in the first eliminator of PSL 2023.
Shadab Khan’s Expletive Caught on Stump Mic Goes Viral
Islamabad United captain, Shadab Khan, recently made headlines for all the wrong reasons during a game against Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League. The game, which was held at Pindi Club Ground in Rawalpindi on March 7, saw Shadab Khan lose his cool and utter some expletives into the stump mic after being clean bowled by Ihsanullah.
The match was a nail-biting thriller, and Shadab Khan’s dismissal at a crucial moment after scoring 44 runs only added to the excitement. During the 15th over of Islamabad United’s innings, Ihsanullah bowled a quick delivery to Shadab Khan, which he failed to respond to. The ball hit his stumps, and Shadab Khan couldn’t hold back his emotions, uttering an expletive in the heat of the moment.
The incident was caught on the stump mic and quickly went viral on social media, with netizens sharing their reactions. Some even compared Shadab Khan to Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who is known for his aggressive on-field behavior.
Multan Sultans had earlier posted a mammoth total of 205-5, with Shan Masood and Mohammad Rizwan scoring 75 and 60 runs, respectively. In response, Islamabad United chased down the target on the second-last delivery of the 20th over, winning their sixth game in the PSL 2023.
Shadab Khan’s outburst may have been a moment of weakness, but it also highlights the intense pressure and emotions that come with playing at the highest level of cricket. As a captain, he will need to work on keeping his composure in the future, both for his own sake and that of his team.
Shadab Khan Bio/Wiki, GF, Tweeter, Carrier and More
Shadab khan Bio/wiki
Shadab Khan Early Life
Date Of Birth
4 October 1998 (Sunday)
Mianwali (Northwest Punjab), Pakistan
Mianwali (Northwest Punjab), Pakistan
Shadab Khan Age
Shadab Khan was born on Sunday, April 4, 1998 (age 24 years; as in 2022) in Mianwali (North-West Punjab), Pakistan. He grew up in his hometown where he developed a passion for cricket since childhood. In his early days, he played cricket on rough pitches in his village on the banks of the Indus River in Punjab province.
He improved his skills from there and soon started playing club cricket when his family shifted to Rawalpindi in 2012. After years of hard struggle, he finally made it to the Pakistan national team at the age of 19 under the captaincy of Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Shadab Khan Physical Stats
in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
in kilograms-65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Shadab Khan Family
Brother- Mehtab Khan
Shadab Khan belongs to Islam family. He is a member of the Pashto-speaking people of Afghanistan. Pashtuns are the majority community in the plains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
Shadab Khan Father, Brother
Shadab Khan’s father is a farmer while mother is a housewife. His elder brother Mehtab Khan is also a domestic level cricketer.
Shadab Khan Wife/GF
Dubai-based Asharina Safia accused Shadab of blackmailing her on Instagram. He said that if she opens up about her relationship with the public, the young cricketer will expose her offensive pictures. He further wrote in an Instagram post that
“Yes I see all the messages you send and it’s very hard for me to accept but here we are. It’s too personal/dangerous for me to share but Alhamdulillah I have a platform to do right. I Apologies to all the girls who came forward for this.Help when they were used and I was taken advantage of by them.
Astaghfir Allah that I believed their lies and subconsciously enabled their behavior. made it. I have nothing to gain by posting this but I am willing to put myself at risk if I can help educate a girl. Ever since I moved to Dubai I Dealing with this. Cheers. Probably the first man I’ve cared about so deeply and it’s hard to process. I can’t say more for legal reasons so please respect my privacy.”
In his early days, he played domestic cricket at the under-17 level. Then he realized that he can play for his country someday. His impressive all-round performance in the U-19 Cricket World Cup 2017 earned him a place in the Pakistan national team. But all this was not so easy.
While returning after playing a domestic game, his brother called him and informed him that he has been selected in the star-studded Islamabad United squad for PSL 2017. He gets a chance to play with some of the greatest players of Pakistan like Saeed Ajmal and Misbah-ul-Haq. The right team was to be coached by the late Dan Jones.
On 2 April 2018, he became involved in a major controversy when, during a T20I match against the West Indies in Karachi, he knocked down the stumps of his opening batsman Chadwick Walton, and as he was leaving, Shadab made way for him. Shown to the dressing room and for an inappropriate comment, he was fined twenty percent of his match fee by match referee David Bone. However, later Shadab accepted his mistake and apologized for his bad behavior.
Shadab khan Social Media Accounts
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His Official Instagram user name is @shadab0800 . He has verified badge and have more than 1.3 Million Followers.
Official Facebook Account of Shadab have upto 2.4 Million Followers and his User name is Shadab Khan.
Official Facebook Account of Shadab have upto 2.4 Million Followers and his User name is @Shadabkhanofficial
Shadab Khan Awards
PCB emerging player of the year 2017
Cricketers (Batters)- Steve Smith and Kane Williamson
Cricketers (Bowlers)- Shane Warne and Josh Hazlewood
Cricket Ground– Kensington Oval (Barbados)
Holiday Destination– New Zealand
Football club– Real Madrid
Food– Gosht ka Achaar
Singer– Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Song– Dillagi by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan