Published 13:20 IST, June 7th 2024

Did fan in USA abuse Azam Khan? Pakistan player angrily storms towards stands after getting out

Azam Khan engaged in a heated exchange with a fan in the USA after being dismissed; the player reacted angrily towards the stands.

Reported by: Aryan Suraj Chadha
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In a thrilling encounter at the ICC T20 World Cup, Pakistan set a target of 159/7 against the United States. The USA responded strongly, reaching 159/3 in 18 overs but ended up in a tie with Pakistan after a gripping game. The match proceeded to a Super Over where the USA emerged victorious by 5 runs, with Monank Patel shining as the Player of the Match for his impressive 50 off 38 balls. Both teams displayed excellent cricket skills in this intense Group stage match, thrilling the audience at the Grand Prairie Stadium.

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Azam Khan gives a death stare to a fan after being dismissed against the USA in the T20 World Cup

At New York's Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on June 6, during Pakistan's opening T20 World Cup match against the USA, Azam Khan got into a violent argument with some members of the audience.

Azam Khan was out for a first-ball duck after Shadab Khan was dismissed with Pakistan at 98-4. USA left-arm spinner Nosthush Kenjige trapped him LBW.


After struggling during Pakistan's recent tour of England, Azam Khan was not impressive again when he was struck by a ball from Kenjige that slipped through to strike the leg stump. Pakistan was left reeling in 12.5 overs at 98-5 against a strong USA bowling attack after this dismissal.

Azam Khan seemed obviously irate with a part of the audience as he returned to the pavilion.


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Azam Khan has found it difficult to have a big impact on Pakistan since his 2021 international debut. In 14 Twenty20 international games, he averages merely nine at the bat; his best score was an undefeated thirty against Ireland in Dublin last month.


Pakistan posted an acceptable result of 159-7 in their 20 overs, even with Azam Khan failing. Key batsmen Babar Azam and all-rounder Shadab Khan contributed significantly, while in the last overs, Shaheen Afridi struck a vital 23* from 16 balls.

Player of the Match went to USA skipper Monank Patel for his outstanding 50-run performance during the run chase. The squad is presently leading Group A's points standings after two straight wins. The stage is set for an electrifying clash as Pakistan gears up to face India on June 9, 2024, in the ICC T20 World Cup, scheduled to take place in New York. The anticipation doesn't end there, as the USA cricket team will square off against India on June 12, 2024, adding an extra layer of excitement to the tournament. Cricket fans around the world are eagerly awaiting these thrilling matchups.


13:20 IST, June 7th 2024