Fakhar Zaman's witty tweet has fans laughing

The left-handed batter bagged ICC Men's Player of the Month award

By Web Desk
May 09, 2023
Fakhar Zaman - PCB

Pakistan's opening batter Fakhar Zaman reacted to the ICC Men's Player of the Month award. 

Fakhar, who scored the highest 363 runs for Pakistan against New Zealand in five-match ODI series, has been voted best player of April, 2023.

While reacting to his achievement, Fakhar responded wittily on Twitter. "Jis tareeqay se Chapman bhai ne hame T20I me koota tha, mujhe to laga usko hi mile ga [The way Chapman scored runs against us, I thought he will get the award]. But grateful to all the voters and fans for rooting out for me," he wrote. 

The left-handed batter remained dominant during the series against New Zealand. 

He has become the first Pakistan player to win the award since Sidra Ameen in November 2022 after two crucial match-winning centuries in Pakistan’s ODI series success against touring Kiwis.

Fakhar also became only the 12th batter ever and the fourth Pakistani, after Saeed Anwar, Zaheer Abbas and Babar Azam (twice), to hit three consecutive ODI tons.

He also became the fastest Asian batter to 3,000 runs in ODI history after achieving the feat in 67 innings. The record was previously held by Babar Azam, who took 68 innings.

Sri Lanka’s Prabath Jayasuriya and New Zealand's Mark Chapman were the other nominees in the men’s category.