Zazai blitzes 12-ball 50 to equal ‘idol’ and rival Gayle

Afghanistan Premier League: Hazratullah Zazai records six sixes in an over

37 runs came off the over bowled by Abdullah Mazari which included a wide.

Levelling the record set by Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh, Zazai hit 50 in mere 12 balls for his team Kabul Zwanan against Balkh Legends in the Afghanistan Premier League at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

The 20-year old powered his way to a 12-ball 50 while playing for Kabul Zwanan against the Balkh Legends.

Worcestershire batsman Ross Whiteley had also achieved the feat in T20s when he slammed Yorkshire spinner Kark Carver for six sixes in a domestic match in 2017. Apart from Yuvraj and Hazratullah, West Indies' superstar Chris Gayle too has managed a half-century in only 12 deliveries.

Zazai's knock emulated Yuvraj's effort against England at Durban in 2007 during the inaugural ICC World Twenty20. He raised his bat for a half century after reaching the mark on 12 balls.

The 20-year-old Zazai, who recently made his one-day worldwide debut against Ireland, called it a "proud moment". It is a very enjoyable moment for me that my name is now linked to so many big names of the game, who are really legends of the game.


In nine overs, they scored 93, with Munaweera being the more attacking of the two smashing 46 off 25 balls before holing out to cover.

"It was a surreal moment for me to perform in front of my idol", said Zazai, "I was trying to play my natural game and wasn't thinking of outshining anybody".

Earlier, Chris Gayle smashed 80 off 48 balls to help Balkh Legends achieve a mammoth total of 244 for six in 20 overs.

Sadly for Zazai, his heroics was not enough to see his team past the target as their innings ended at 223/7 in 20 overs.

The 14th match of the Afghanistan Premier League 2018 was an absolute spectacle to watch.

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