The sobriquet itself is a large honour as he performed together with another batting behemoths of the time akin to Sunil Gavaskar, Viv Richards, Allan Border and Javed Miandad. Zaheer Abbas’ on Sunday (August 23) obtained the International Cricket Council (ICC) recognition when he was inducted into Hall of Fame together with South African legend Jacques Kallis and former Australian girls’s cricketer Lisa Sthalekar.
Abbas grew to become the sixth Pakistani cricketer to get a spot within the Hall of Fame after Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. Understandably, the batting grasp was happy. “I am really happy to have received this honour. There are some great players in the Hall of Fame and it is a humbling experience to stand along with them,” Abbas, additionally a former ICC President, instructed MyKhel from London.
For the file, Abbas made 5062 runs from 78 Tests at 44.79 with 12 a whole bunch and 20 fifties. He performed 62 ODIs and made 2572 runs at 47.62 with 7 centuries and 13 fifties. He had a remarkably lengthy FC profession during which he performed 459 matches, together with for English county Gloustershire, and scored 34843 runs at 51.54 and made 108 a whole bunch.
Till date, the Pakistani nice stays the one participant from Asia to attain greater than 100 First-Class a whole bunch. He can also be the one batsman to have ever made century in every innings in Fist-Class matches eight instances.
“I was part of a tremendous Pakistan team that had some great players. Imran, Miandad, Qadir, all were exceptional and took Pakistan cricket to a different level. Hopefully, their efforts will keep motivating the younger generation and it was great to have played in that era. Other teams also had some great players like Sunny (Sunil Gavaskar), Viv, (Ian) Botham etc,” he mentioned.
Abbas had retired from cricket in 1985 however has saved an in depth watch on the sport that he’d graced. “T20 has really given another angle to cricket. It’s always good to see lot of new players coming through and excelling in all these formats (of the game). I won’t go into comparing between eras because challenges have changed over the years. We played when there were no restrictions on bouncers and now these cricketers have so many other challenges. Fitness of players has also improved a lot,” he mentioned.
Abbas has saved a watch on the on-going Test sequence between England and Pakistan. England are main the sequence 1-Zero after their win at Manchester within the first Test. “Pakistan should have won that first Test. They are a young side, especially bowlers and they will learn from the experience. I like to watch Babar Azam, a really talented batsman. Then we have players like Virat Kohli and Steve Smith too around. It’s always exciting to see new talents in action. They take the game forward,” he added.
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