11 Jun, 2022

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.


Terri irreT Jun 11, 2022 11:40am
Great spirit by Shadab
Syed Ahmed Jun 11, 2022 11:42am
Best moment for shadab khan an Fan luv 2 seen brilliant gesture
Inaam Ul Haq Jun 11, 2022 11:54am
Poor choice by Shahdab never promote illegal entry
Anonymouseee Jun 11, 2022 11:57am
Beautiful moment indeed.
Dam'it Jun 11, 2022 12:21pm
Beautiful however dangerous stint..
Syed A. Mateen Jun 11, 2022 12:39pm
Shadab Khan and many other cricket players have highest respect and regards in the hearts and minds of cricket fans, but the unfortunate part of it is that fans cannot meet and greet with the Pakistani Cricket players due to security reasons. The fan just went into the ground to pay his highest respects and regards to Shadab Khan by saluting him. These were heart winning moments, but this does not mean that other fans should follow the suit as such actions also disturb the cricket players of both sides during the match. I respect the sentiments of the fan but at the same time is also grieved to note that the fan was arrested by the police on his return from the cricket ground. I request the concerned police officials to release the fan without registering any case again him as the fan just made his way into the grounds as he was not able to control his positive sentiments for Shadab Khan.
Faisal Salman Jun 11, 2022 01:27pm
It happens throughout the world even in football matches and players have nothing to do with that. However, such incidences should be controlled by the stadium security staff especially when an international team is on the field.
Ansari Jun 11, 2022 01:46pm
@Inaam Ul Haq Great response by Shadab, even Messi and Ronaldo hug their pitch-invading fans
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jun 11, 2022 01:50pm
United we stand, divided we fall.
Khalil Jun 11, 2022 02:10pm
Ended well but what if he was a rogue element? And what happened to presidential level security?
Shahid Sadiq Jun 11, 2022 02:19pm
Times have changed. Would have been OK pre-terror years but clearly a security risk here. Can damage Pakistan's already under threat security image.
Citizen Jun 11, 2022 03:26pm
It was security breach and may harm next domestic serieses
NYS Jun 11, 2022 03:43pm
@Syed A. Mateen such enhanced commentary you did
Texas Tariq Jun 11, 2022 05:20pm
Typical wrong desi reaction, should have stepped away and told the fan it was inacceptable behavior running on a field in the middle of a game, but as is the norm in Pakistan, every law breaker, every rule breaker becomes a hero.
Texas Tariq Jun 11, 2022 05:22pm
@Syed A. Mateen No, wrong... he should not be freed, he should be punished per the law or everyone will start running on the field and no one can play cricket like this. What is wrong with values in Pakistan? Why cant you respect rules and laws?
Aamir Jun 11, 2022 06:59pm
Security breach and risky. Can be dangerous
Sayyar Khan Jun 11, 2022 09:40pm
It’s a BIG security breach. Not sure what those hundreds of Army and Police are there for.
Usman Jun 11, 2022 11:51pm
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad how many times have you used that phrase..... Learn a new one.... Please
YAWAR Jun 12, 2022 07:50am
Please lock up the fan for some time for breaking the law so others don't follow his example.
Zak Jun 12, 2022 09:37am
@Inaam Ul Haq Poor choice by Shahdab never promote illegal entry It ended well, humanity over ego.
Angel Jun 12, 2022 04:32pm
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Syed Hasni Jun 12, 2022 08:59pm
He definitely can run faster than shadab.
Kerri Jun 13, 2022 06:20am
Maintain the remarkable job !! Lovin' it! www
IHKahn Jun 13, 2022 09:46pm
it's good to see fans rewarded - but the security implications of this ability to rush at a player and reach them during an international match will not be lost on overseas teams thinking of touring in PK. So cricket fans, next time you think of rushing the pitch from the stands - just keep your eye on the bigger picture. Stay put, wave, applaud and sing instead !
Zak Jun 14, 2022 05:25pm
Maganimous gesture by a great player, shows maturity and tolerance