Son of former Pakistan wicket-keeper Moin Khan, Azam Khan has been among the news as he earned a maiden national call-up for the upcoming West Indies tour. The 22-year-old has been the talk of the town, having lost 30 kgs weight in the last 12 months to get selected in the national squad.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the squads for all three formats for the upcoming England and West Indies’ tours respectively and Khan has been included in the T20I team as Pakistan will be playing three and five games against England and West Indies, respectively.
Azam Khan weighed around 130 kgs before and now he has shed 30 kgs in the last 12 months, which, he believes, has paid off by his selection. Here’s a picture of his unbelievable transformation:
Ever heard of willpower?
This boy, Azam Khan having strike rate of 157 loses 76 pounds and gets himself selected in T20 World Cup squad 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/5Ti8YoKEKZ
— BleedGreen.pk (@bleedgreenarmy) June 4, 2021
However, fans are quite amused with his selection. Azam, being the son of Moin Khan, hasn’t quite performed well in the domestic, as well as PSL. In 36 T20Is so far, he has scored only 743 runs with four half-centuries. He has hit 45 sixes and 67 fours in his career.
Khan plays for Quetta Gladiators in the PSL and is currently in Abu Dhabi for the second leg of PSL 2021. The tournament’s first half was conducted in Pakistan, but owing to a coronavirus outbreak and bio-bubble breach, it was suspended for a long time.
Young and uncapped Azam Khan’s thoughts after his selection for Pakistan national cricket team. pic.twitter.com/IAbSDlUfmJ
— Ubaid ur Rehman Awan (@UbaidAwan) June 4, 2021
However, with the permission of the UAE government, the remainder of the tournament is set to resume in Abu Dhabi from 9 June with the clash between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United. All the matches will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The single headers will begin at 9:30 pm IST, while in case of double headers, the first match will start at 6:30 pm IST and the second game will begin at 11:30 pm IST.
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