Pakistani all-rounder Shadab Khan tried to imitate Australian middle-order Glenn Maxwell's ‘no footwork’ shot in the nets as Pakistan prepare to take on England in a must-win match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India, on November 11.
Shadab has been out of action ever since suffering a concussion during the nail-biter against South Africa in Chennai and missed Pakistan's back-to-back wins against Bangladesh and New Zealand but is now set to take part in their last round match of the tournament.
Shadab, who is likely to be a part of the playing XI against England, seemed to take inspiration from Maxwell's heroics against Afghanistan on November 7 by imitating his shots.
It must be noted that Maxwell arguably played the greatest knock in history of one-day cricket as the 35-year-old scored 201 runs courtesy of 10 sixes and 21 fours with a remarkable strike rate of 157.03 and snatched the victory from the jaws of a certain defeat against Afghanistan in Mumbai.
Maxwell came to bat when his side was 49-4 in 8.2 overs and were soon 91-7 in 18.3 overs as they looked helpless in front of the fiery Afghan bowling attack.
However, he did not crumble in pressure and decided to keep attacking Afghanistan's bowlers and ended up chasing the 292-run target, with the help of a calm and composed knock of 12 off 68 balls by his skipper Pat Cummins.
He broke multiple records during the legendary knock that shocked the entire cricket fraternity.
Maxwell became the only player in the history of ODIs to score a 200 in a chase. He also became the only Australian men's cricketer to score a 200. He also became the first player to score two centuries in a World Cup edition batting at No. 5 or lower.