Islamabad United made a big announcement today as they revealed their vice-captain for the upcoming edition of Pakistan Super League and fans are absolutely ecstatic.
Shadab Khan – the vice-captain
Teenage sensation Shadab Khan has been appointed as the vice-captain of the team, he has been with Islamabad United since the very first season and remains an integral part. His prolific bowling performance in both domestic and international level has earned him this great reward.
He is one of the youngest players to be made the vice-captain of a PSL franchise.
Team owner Ali Naqvi shared the news via a video message which was tweeted through Islamabad United’s Twitter account.
— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) February 2, 2019
Ali expressed full confidence in Shadab’s capability and believed he is the perfect candidate to lead the dynamic young team.
Shadab the prodigy
After a brilliant performance for Islamabad United, there has been no stopping Shadab as he made waves in international cricket. The leg spinner has played 30 T20s for Pakistan so far and has taken more than 40 wickets with his best figures being 4/14.
Shadab’s rise in international cricket has been extraordinary, within 12 months of the debut, he went on to win the Champions Trophy and helped the team ahead through his all-round performance.
Shadab won the man of the series in his very first international tournament. He also played in the Big Bash League and is currently one of the most sought after players in franchise cricket across the globe.
Twitter showers love
People loved this news and responded with great enthusiasm. Here are some of the responses.
— Muhammad Naeem Ur Rehman Chishti (@chishtiprince1) February 2, 2019
Good choice. Hope he will lead United in 2-3 years. We need 2-3 choice for Pak captaincy.
— Watan Yar 💙❤️ (@WatanYar_) February 2, 2019
@76Shadabkhan What a great step inshaAllah this step will give experience to Shadab Khan to emerge as Captain for the future
— MahwishSolanki مہوش (@mahwishSulanki) February 2, 2019
— Huzaifa (@HuzaifaViews) February 2, 2019
— Hamna (@h_a_m_n_a_9) February 2, 2019
With the PSL madness just a few days away now, we hope Shadab proves his selection right and make the sherus proud!