new Delhi: History is made on cricket grounds. On the night of Sunday 4 April, something similar happened on the grounds of Johannesburg. In the second ODI between South Africa and Pakistan, Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman played such an innings that looted accolades across the world. Fakhar, scoring a fighting spirit, scored the highest in ODI history, scoring 193 runs.
Fakhar’s innings also earned him the Man of the Match award. Fakhar lashed the South African bowlers fiercely. He did not take pity on any bowler and surprised the cricket lovers by hitting a brilliant 18 fours and 10 sixes.
Fakhar’s innings is discussed worldwide. He even made his rival team captain, Temba Bavuma, murdered. After the match, Tenba said, “Fakhar Zaman played an extraordinary innings, I did not expect such an attack from him.” This is probably the best innings I have seen. Temba greeted and congratulated him.
Along with this, Fakhar is also receiving praise from veteran cricketers from all over the world. Shahid Afridi said, Fakhar’s innings was astonishing. Pakistan fought for victory. Fakhar made it almost impossible. His innings will be remembered for years.
Similarly, Jofra Archer has also described Fakhar’s innings as amazing. Mohammad Hafeez said, you fought a lot, even if you lost the match, but you won the heart. Winning and losing wins in the game.
Most runs chasing goals in ODIs
Chasing the target in ODIs, this is the highest run innings. Fakhar has previously played the highest unbeaten innings of 210 runs for Pakistan. Prior to Fakhar, Shane Watson scored 185 not out against Bangladesh in 2011, Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 183 not out against Sri Lanka in 2005 and Virat Kohli scored 183 against Pakistan in 2012. These are big records in ODI chase.