After Khyber Pakhtunkwa’s National T20 Cup victory over Central Punjab, state finance minister Taimu Jhagra dubbed the province “Pakistan’s cricket factory.”
“Congratulations KP, Pakistan’s T20 champs!” Jhagra tweeted.
When he was younger, the provincial minister only remembers Zakir Khan from K-P donning the Pakistan jersey.
“Today, KP is Pakistan’s cricket factory, producing batsmen such as Younis Khan and quicks such as Umer Gul.” “I hope Ramiz Raja sees and understands the potential we have,” the minister stated.
Central Punjab is thrashed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to win the National T20 Cup.
Thanks to captain Iftikhar Ahmed’s all-round effort, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa successfully defended their National T20 title with a seven-wicket triumph over Central Punjab in the final at the Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa overcame a 149-run goal with 18 balls to spare thanks to the 31-year-old all-stunning rounder’s 45 not out off 19 deliveries. With his side needing 59 runs from 7.4 overs, Iftikhar hammered two sixes and six fours to finish as the tournament’s second top hitter with 409 runs scored at a remarkable strike rate of 170.41.On the last ball of the 17th over, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa skipper smoked Mohammad Faizan for a four through cover, erupting into a roar in the Lahore night sky. He was named the best player of the tournament and the player of the final.