Islamabad United player Azam Khan praised his father as his “greatest inspiration,” claiming that he had always encouraged him to succeed even under pressure. Khan claimed that because he had played cricket on a global stage, he felt confident in his abilities.
The 24-year-old youngster, who is the son of former international cricketer Moin Khan, garnered significant attention with his stunning performance against the Quetta Gladiators on Friday in the 13th match of the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Speaking to the media after this outstanding batting performance, Khan revealed that his father, who also serves as the Gladiators’ head coach, had commanded him.
The hard-hitting batter said, “When I met him after the game, he applauded my innings and asked me to keep doing well.
“My greatest motivation is my father. Despite all the odds, dad constantly supported me and gave me the mental will to achieve well “says he.
“He informed me about the criticism and gave me advice on how to respond to it. I hope to continue making him happy.” In just 42 balls, Azam scored 97 runs for the Gladiators, who dropped their fourth consecutive match. He made eight maximums and nine boundaries.
The right-handed batter contributed to United scoring 92 runs in the final five overs for the team’s highest total of the competition, 220-6, with an exceptional strike rate of 230.95.
“In T20 cricket, strike-rate is really important. This is how I like to play, and I really like it “said Khan. “You have a very short window of time to set up when you bat as I do. As a result, you must be prepared to whack the ball forcefully “Added he. Azam claimed that he preferred attitude to the method. He continued, “I have to practice a lot for new shoots, though.”
The young batter dedicated his match-winning knock to his father and mother who watched the match in the stadium. “I feel myself under a lot of pressure when my mother and father come to view the match,” he said.
Khan, who has played for Pakistan in three T20 Internationals, declared himself fit enough to do so once more.
“I make an effort to take advantage of any chance I get. I’m in decent shape and ready to represent Pakistan whenever the chance arises “Finally, he said.