WATCH: Iftikhar Ahmed hits Wahab Riaz for six sixes in an over

The eighth season of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) will get underway on February 13, and the tone for the upcoming match was completely set by Pakistan’s star all-rounder, Iftikhar Ahmed, within the exhibition match organised forward of the primary occasion.

Quetta Gladiators confronted Peshawar Zalmi in an exhibition match on the Bugti Stadium in Quetta on Sunday (February 5). After being requested to bat first, Gladiators posted 184/5 in 20 overs courtesy of Iftikhar’s unbeaten 94 runs off 50 deliveries.

Throughout his knock, the 32-year-old right-handed batter smacked Zalmi’s Wahab Riaz for six sixes in an over, and with the assistance of his blazing inning, Gladiators defeated Zalmi by three runs within the contest.

Within the twentieth over of the primary inning, Iftikhar smashed Riaz for six maximums all around the park and displayed a stable present of energy hitting. Whereas the 37 12 months Pakistan pacer was seen clueless, followers on the stadium appeared to get pleasure from Iftikhar’s batting.

Right here’s the video:

Riaz, additionally Punjab’s caretaker sports activities minister, was seen having a enjoyable dialog with Iftikhar after the match’s conclusion. Sharing the video of their chat on his Twitter deal with, Iftikhar wrote: “#SpiritofCricket – @WahabViki Bhai you might be love and a legend. Cricket is a humorous recreation & jis pe jis din Allah mehrebaan hota hai, wahee uska din hota hai.”

Shadab Khan additionally reacted to Iftikhar’s uncommon feat and posted a tweet lauding the previous.

Notably, Gladiators will likely be led by Pakistan’s former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, whereas newly recruited Babar Azam, who earlier was the skipper of Karachi Kings, will captain the Peshawar-based workforce within the 2023 version of the PSL.

Aside from Iftikhar’s sensational batting, a terror assault on quarter-hour distance from the exhibition match venue additionally shook the group ensuing within the halting of the sport for a while. Gamers like Babar and Shahid Afridi have been safely moved to the dressing room for safety causes. Nonetheless, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) later resumed the play after getting a inexperienced sign from safety officers.

Rahul Diyashi
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