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Shadab Khan talks about comparisons with Steve Smith


Pakistan young leg-spinner Shadab Khan opened up about comparing himself with Australian right-handed batsman Steve Smith.

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Pakistan leggie Shadab Khan is having some moments of appreciation in the ongoing Pakistan Super League. The leg spinner managed to scalp only eight wickets in the nine games he played with an economy of 8.24. But he played some good stuff with the bat, as the leggie scored 263 runs with an average of 37.57 including three half-centuries.

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The batting display from the leggie came as a surprise package for Islamabad United in the ongoing Pakistan Super League. After the leggie’s good stuff with the bat, there are some comparisons made between Steve Smith and him where the relevance of comparison is a kind of strange.

On the strange comparisons, the Pakistan youngster said, “I don’t think I can be compared to him (Smith), who is a legend. I am nowhere near him. It is too early to compare me with anyone.”

The leggie said he wants to be a bowler in the team who can contribute with a bat to the team. “I am still a bowling all-rounder and I will remain one. I couldn’t take many wickets here because the conditions were not supportive for spinners,” Shadab said.

“As far as my batting position is concerned [in the national teams], I am ready to have a go at any position according to the requirement of the team. My batting position is up to the captain and coach,” he added.

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