Having booked their place in the T20 World Cup 2022 last, Pakistan might be eyeing for the massive prize once they face England on Sunday. The Babar Azam-led facet defeated New Zealand in the semi-finals, successful by seven wickets. With the likes of Babar and Mohammad Rizwan receiving loads of reward, former Australia cricketer Matthew Hayden has additionally been put beneath the limelight. Hayden, who’s Pakistan’s staff mentor, was on the receiving finish of reward from Adam Gilchrist. Gilchrist hailed Hayden, who has additionally been seen giving inspirational speeches to the Pakistan cricket staff.
Speaking to Fox Sports Australia, Gilchrist mentioned, “I would say his passion and his unconditional commitment to the role, which has been obvious for everyone to see.”
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“Those little snippets show just how much he invests himself into any commitment that he has, any relationship that he has.”
Gilchrist additionally identified an incident which confirmed the respect of Pakistan cricketers for Hayden. “On evidence, my son and I were going through the airport after the Adelaide games and the Pakistan team were in transit and they were all just hanging around Haydos”, he mentioned.
“I think that just summed it up. The pride and the passion he has in any role he takes on”, he additional added.
During the semi-final, Pakistan captain Babar bounced again to type after poor shows in the Super 12 Stage. Chasing a goal of 153 runs, Pakistan reached 153 for 3 in 19.1 overs, with Rizwan slamming 57 runs off 43 balls and Babar clobbering 53 runs off 42 deliveries. Trent Boult bagged two wickets for New Zealand. Initially, New Zealand posted 152 for 4 in 20 overs, with Daryl Mitchell smacking an unbeaten knock of 53 runs off 35 balls. Meanwhile, Shaheen Shah Afridi was in gorgeous type and took two wickets for his facet.
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