Shadab, a quality fielder for Pakistan and the Green Shirts’ vice-captain in the white-ball version, is 24 years old.
By taking 11 wickets and scoring 98 runs at the 2022 World Cup in Australia, he significantly aided Pakistan.
Fast bowler Mohammad Amir defended the all-rounder Shadab Khan after the recently concluded PAK against NZ T20I series, which saw Shadab Khan perform poorly.
Shadab has struggled since since the T20 World Cup last year, and his current performance in the T20I series against New Zealand has received scathing criticism.
Shadab only took three wickets in the five-game series, and in the pivotal game, he failed to make a crucial catch that may have given Pakistan the win. The all-rounder dismissed Mark Chapman in the 14th over, and Chapman went on to score the game-winning century and help the Kiwis square the series 2-2.