Ryan Burl, who once wore "Torn Shoes" smashed 34 runs in one over to create the World Record in 3rd T20 vs BAN
Zimbabwe all-rounder Ryan Burl set the stage on fire, and it was his innings that helped the hosts to reach a competitive total of 156 runs, which proved to be a winning one in the end. Burl played a blinder of a knock of 54 off 28 balls, with two fours and six maximums.
However, it was a bit rusty at the start. The all-rounder was on 9 off 14 balls when the hosts were at 76/6, but the 15th over changed the momentum towards Zimbabwe. Nasim Ahmed, who came out to bowl, bowled the second-costliest bowler in T20I history. Burl took him to the cleaners.
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Not an over we usually see! Truly unbelievable batting from @ryanburl3!
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He hit the bowler for five sixes and one four on six balls to collect 34 runs in that over. That over totally changed the sevens and the team that was struggling to get 140 runs went on to score 156 runs in 20 overs.
Notably, the same all-rounder caught the attention of the world for a very strange reason in 2022. Last year, Burl posted a picture on Twitter, showing his torn shoes and asking anyone to sponsor shoes for the Zimbabwe cricket team.
That tweet melted the hearts of many cricket fans all over the world. In fact, one day after posting the picture, the Zimbabwe Cricket team got a sponsor. One of the leading shoe making brands, Puma, came up to sponsor the team for their shoes.