Shan Masood wins PCA Player of the Month Award April 2022
After losing his place in the Pakistan team, Pakistani cricketer Shan Masood is getting great performance with the bat after getting a chance in English County. Pakistani Opener Shan Masood wins the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) Award for Player of the Month in April 2022 for his performance.
Masood scored a back-to-back double century for Derbyshire at the County Cricket Championships in April this year. What no other Pakistani cricketer has done before. That is why the PCA has selected this left-arm batsman as the best cricketer of the month of April.
The 32-year-old batsman has scored 613 runs in three matches, including a back-to-back double century in the county. So that his point was 129.34. With 48 per cent of the vote, he topped the PCA’s April Player Rankings. Masood has overtaken Kent’s Ben Compton, Hampshire all-rounder Keith Barker and Yorkshire’s Harry Brook to win the award. They got 30, 14 and 10 per cent votes respectively.
Masood is dreaming of playing in the national team again due to his performance. In this case, Masood sees Australian batsman Marnus Labushan as an inspiration. The one who played well in the county is wearing the Australian jersey again.
Masood said, ‘I have seen the path of his (Labushan) career. Marnus came to Glamorgan and scored about 1200 runs. Then the Australian team was called, then he did not have to look back. Now he is one of the most important parts of the team.
‘He is a shining example. I have seen significant improvement in his batting here. He is now the number one batsman in the world (Test), which is not surprising. When he was in Pakistan, I talked to him. We have played that match against each other recently. – Masood added.
In addition to two double centuries, the batsman has scored three half-centuries. The county championship has been instrumental in bringing Masood back to form. This star did not forget to mention that. “The county has done everything it can to keep my game going,” he said.