Hazratullah Zazai (Upcoming Cricketing Star)


Hazratullah Zazai is a name which is an attraction in upcoming era of cricket. A Stylish cricketer of Afganistan had a fan fall in India too and will be missed this IPL but love to watch in an upcoming World Cup.

In February 2019, Hazratullah Zazai put the EA Cricket Video Game players to shame, as he smoked a 62-ball 162* against Ireland in the third T20I at Dehradun. He smoked 16 sixes to carry Afghanistan to a massive total of 278 - also a world record.

Watch Hazratullah Zazai's Great Innings

Hazratullah Zazai, in his brief career, is known for one stupendous innings - a 162 off 62 balls, was an innings of such extraordinary carnage, that it made him a household name in the cricketing fraternity overnight. In a country known for its spinners, and more spinners, Zazai was a welcome addition to the batting line-up so that the exemplary spinners had larger targets to defend.

He set the world stage alight when he smashed six sixes in an over in the Afghanistan Premier League, playing for Kabul Zwanan against Balkh Legends in Sharjah. A broad, bulky southpaw, Zazai has a Hayden-esque presence at the wicket, and showed signs of a precocious prodigy as a teenager in a T20I series against Ireland, culminating in a fiery 82 to seal the series.
 
He had already made an identity for himself with a 44-ball hundred in the APL, but the six sixes record, paired with Yuvraj Singh's 12-ball fifty record (both in the same game, 12 years apart) certainly sent his stock soaring into orbit.
The sample space is still too small to draw a judgement, but Zazai is a likely contender for the upcoming World Cup in England, given that he could give Shahzad company at the top of the order to make for a formidable opening pair going forward.
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