Shadab Khan hugging a fan who crashed the match against WI has Pakistani Twitter's attention — and hearts

Published 11 Jun, 2022 11:29am

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The man ran to salute the cricketer who then enveloped him in a hug.

Photo: Urwa199/Twitter
Photo: Urwa199/Twitter

Pakistani cricketers have a large fan following but seldom do we get to witness crazy fan moments caught on camera. But one fan made sure his moment was immortalised. He ran onto the field mid-match to salute Shadab Khan and received a hug in return. Readers, this is one for the books.

On Friday, Pakistan wrapped up the three-day ODI series against the West Indies with its second win but the highlight of the show was not the victory. Rather, it was a "wholesome" moment between Khan and a fan who interrupted the match that caused both the game to hit pause and the crowd to go wild cheering.

Netizens are living for it, calling it the "best moment" of the match.

To the fan's glee, he'll always have photos to look back at and proof that it was real in case he's telling the story and there's disbelief.

If pictorial evidence isn't enough, he can always pull out his phone and show them the play-by-play in video form.

Pakistani Twitter is loving Khan's reaction, saying "Shaddy never disappoints".

They're terming the "wholesome" spectacle the "moment of the day".

Simp-ification is definitely not limited to the ladies.

Khan has won hearts with this gesture.

Though the man did apparently get taken into custody afterwards, but maybe he thought it was worth it.

Here's to more "wholesome" moments — and Pakistan's win against West Indies, of course.