Here’s Why No. 4 is Trending on Twitter After Pakistan Win Over New Zealand
With victories against New Zealand and Bangladesh in the tri-series, Pakistan is showing some promising indications leading up to the T20 World Cup in Australia.
The Men in Green lost their middle-order batsmen, Shan Masood and Mohammad Rizwan, with 37 runs scored in 5.2 overs while chasing a total of 147 runs against the home team.
In place of the usual right-hander Haider Ali, the management sent all-rounder Shadab Khan at number four. He provided much-needed support with 34 runs off 22 balls, including two boundaries and two maximums, to lead the team to a six-wicket victory.
The fans eagerly reacted to the alteration that saw Shadab bat at number four, and the hashtag “No.4” was quickly used to highlight the development on social media.
It is important to note that since the middle order has been continually failing to provide support, past cricket players and experts have been calling for this choice to move him to number four.