Shoaib Malik’s Nephew Scores Triple Century

Shoaib Malik’s nephew, Muhammad Huraira, has become one of the youngest cricketers to score a triple century in Pakistani cricket.

Shoaib Malik's Nephew Scores Triple Century

"I feel blessed to have him"  

Muhammad Huraira, the nephew of Shoaib Malik, has become one of the youngest Pakistanis to score a triple century in professional cricket.

Huraira, aged 19, became the second-youngest batter to achieve the feat after then 17-year-old, Javed Miandad, and the 18th Pakistani player ever.

The young cricketer’s innings of 311 off 343 balls was the 23rd triple-century to occur within the country.

Huraira also became the 22nd player overall to score a 300 in Pakistan, with others including Mike Brearly, Mark Taylor and Virender Sehwag.

The achievement took place during the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021-22 final-round clash against Baluchistan on December 20, 2021.

Huraira had shot to fame at 17-years-old when he became the top scorer in the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Under-19 one-day tournament.

He emerged as the top scorer and amassed 342 runs and a further 358 runs in the three-day event.

He was declared Man-of-the-Match in that game for his 64 and two catches and was subsequently picked for the Under-19 World Cup in 2020.

Speaking about his latest accomplishment, he said:

“First of all, I would like to thank almighty Allah.

“Then to my parents, my teachers, my friends, all my family members who are praying for me, I think it’s just because of them.

“The Under-19 World Cup helped me a lot and boosted my confidence and the international exposure gives you a lot of confidence in yourself.”

Huraira, from Sialkot, is the son of Shoaib Malik’s half-brother and when asked about him, he said:

“He’s our star player from Pakistan, as well as a world icon player so it influences you when he comes into the club and you practice along with him.

“He tells you a lot and he was telling me a lot about game awareness as well so I feel blessed to have him.”

Malik congratulated his nephew on Twitter and said:

“Keep working hard and keep going strong, all the best.”

This is the second triple-hundred this season following a 303 not out from Sindh’s Ahsan Ali in November 2021.

In 2016, Karachi Whites opener Hamza Ghanchi became the third-youngest player to score a triple-century in Pakistan.

Huraira is in his maiden first-class season for Northern but is already the second-leading run-getter with 878 in 16 innings at an average of 58.53.

Muhammad Hurraira team are now set to take on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the final of the Quaid-e-Azam trophy beginning from Saturday, December 25, 2021.

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