Iftikhar becomes joint-highest run getter in BPL 2023


DHAKA, Bangladesh
Pakistan’s middle order batsman Iftikhar Ahmed is enjoying form of his life in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), as he smashed 30 balls’ fifty against Khulna Tigers to become joint-leading run getter in tournament’s current season.
Both Fortune Barishal’s Shakib al Hassan and Iftikhar Ahmed now have scored 347 each. Iftikhar had also smashed a 45-balls century in a match against Rangpur Riders at earlier stage of the tournament.
On Friday, Iftikhar came to the crease at 97-2 in 12th over, and stitched a 52-run partnership with Shakib to set a perfect platform for finish.
The 32-year-old smashed three fours and as many sixes in his blistering knock. Iftikhar took a particular liking to Mark Deyal and Paul van Meekeren, hitting for a six and four each.