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Peshawar Zalmi’s Haider Ali breaks PSL record

Youngster achieved the feat during match against Lahore Qalandars

PHOTO COURTESY: Shafiq Malik

Peshawar Zalmi’s Haider Ali stole the limelight with his breezy innings, 69 runs off 43 balls, against Lahore Qalandars during the ongoing Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League.

Haider, who smacked four fours and same number of sixes, also became the youngest batsman to score a half-century — which came off just 31 balls — in HBL PSL history aged just 19 years and 160 days.

Zalmi posted 187/7 in their allotted 20 overs with the help of fifties from Haider and Shoaib Malik — who scored 62 runs off 43 balls.

Unfortunately Haider’s record-breaking feat went in vain as Qalandars won the match by five wickets after a thrilling finish to the game.  

Twitter was also full of praise for the youngster:

Haider Ali is special talent he can bat at Floating batting numbers... he can play in all three formats #haiderali #PzvsLQ @TheHBLPSL

— Rashid Latif راشد لطیف 🇵🇰 (@iRashidLatif68) March 10, 2020

APPRECIATION TWEET FOR HAIDER ALI. YOUNGEST PLAYER IN PSLV HISTORY TO SCORE A 50. HE HAS NO ATTITUDE, NO SLEDGING, JUST PURE CLASS BATTING. HIS FORM IS TEMPORARY BUT HIS CLASS IS PERMANENT. DEFINITELY HIS BAT SOUNDS 3X WHILE HITTING SIXES. BEST OF LUCK FOR THE UPCOMING T20 WC. ❤ pic.twitter.com/cjEUSBCOVb

— Asad (@gostudyasad2) March 10, 2020

Coming in when your team is struggling big time and becoming the youngest player to score a 50 in PSL, needs courage! Brilliant by Haider Ali pic.twitter.com/KC4bGQfyGL

— Muhammad Umair Tariq (@cricRebel) March 10, 2020

Does any one noticed the class..?? This is Haider Ali 👏🔥#PzvsLQ#LQvPZ pic.twitter.com/a3Ak1ksT4a

— SAAD 💛Yellow Storm💛 (@Imranist_01) March 10, 2020