Srinagar: Pakistan star all-rounder Shadab Khan on Saturday gave a witty reply to journalist question that left everyone in the room in splits.
Shadab Khan’s performance so far in the ongoing Pakistan Super League has not been satisfactory.
When asked by a journalist if his marriage has any role to play in the dip in his form, the player smartly tackled the question.
The Islamabad United skipper kept his cool and answered with a smile that his marriage has nothing to take from that and added that it could be his finger injury, from which he has not completely recovered, might be one of the reasons for his lack of form.
Shadab has been decent with the ball, picking six wickets across as many games this season. However, with the bat, he is yet to make an impact.
“Performance itni achi nahi hain lekin uska shadi se koi taluk nahi hain (The performance is not good but it has nothing to do with my marriage). You guys know I’m making a return after an injury and my finger has not recovered entirely,” said Shadab while responding to the journalist’s query.
“It has recovered but the pain and swelling is still there, so maybe that could be one of the reasons. However, this shouldn’t be an excuse, but it (the dip in form) has nothing to do with my marriage,” he added.
In January, Shadab had announced his marriage to former leg-spinner and current head coach Saqlain Mushtaq’s daughter. The all-rounder had taken to social media to make the announcement while he also requested for the privacy of his family and his wife.
“Alhamdulilah today was my Nikkah. It is a big day in my life and start of a new chapter. Please respect my choices and those my wife’s and our families. Prayers and love for all,” said Shadab while sharing a detailed note that also included the player’s request to keep his family members “out of public light”.