In the world of cricket, where hitting sixes is a thrilling spectacle, Shimron Hetmyer couldn’t help but be awestruck by Pakistan’s Azam Khan. Hetmyer, a seasoned cricketer himself, paid a heartfelt tribute to Khan’s incredible six-hitting prowess.
Cricket has evolved significantly with the rise of franchise leagues across the globe, creating a dedicated fanbase for players who travel internationally to showcase their talent. This trend initially gained momentum among Caribbean players, partly due to issues with the West Indies Cricket Board. However, in recent years, players from countries like Pakistan and England have embraced this journey. Azam Khan, a rising star in T20 cricket from Pakistan, has notably made his mark.
During the Caribbean Premier League 2023, where Khan was representing the Guyana Amazon Warriors, a practice session captured a remarkable moment. Khan seized an opportunity with a slightly wide ball and elegantly sent it soaring towards the cow corner. He maintained his posture, watching the ball sail high into the distance, eventually clearing the stadium’s roof. The camera then revealed the reactions of his teammates, with Odean Smith offering a sheepish smile, and Shimron Hetmyer visibly stunned.
What made this moment even more special was Hetmyer’s reaction. Despite having shared the field with legendary hitters like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, and Andre Russell, he confessed that Azam Khan’s six was the most colossal he had ever witnessed. Despite his relatively modest performance in the CPL, managing just 73 runs in seven outings, Azam Khan’s extraordinary ability to hit enormous sixes remains unmatched.
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Azam Khan hits it OUT OF THE PARK 😱
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) September 13, 2023