"I don't need six packs to hit sixes," Mohammad Shahzad of Afghanistan had once said in a press conference when asked about his fitness in comparison with Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
Well, he surely doesn't need a flat belly, or it hardly plays any role in making him a destructive batsman.
The 30-year-old stunned the world with his mind-boggling hitting in the on-going T10 tournament in UAE. Playing for Rajputs, Shahzad made it look like he was batting with a sword, though he didn't cut the ball and only spanked it over the ropes.
The opener ended up scoring an unbeaten 74 off just 16 balls in the tournament opener on Monday. His innings helped Rajputs crush Sindhis by 10 wickets in Dubai.
Batting first the Sindhis scored 94/6 in 10 overs. In reply, Brendon McCullum (21 off 8) along with Shahzad dismantled the Sindhis bowling attack and chased the target in just 24 balls which were hardly 16-17 minutes. Funny! But not for the opponents.
1 4 6 4 4 6 1 6 6 4 6 4 4 6 6 6 – was the sequence of Shahzad’s knock (2 singles, 6 fours, 8 sixes).