All eyes will be on Abrar Ahmed in international cricket in the future, looking at today’s performance it can be hoped that he will give Pakistan cricket a new identity.
Multan has got a new ‘Sultan’. So far only India’s storming batsman Virender Sehwag has been called the ‘Sultan of Multan’ for his blistering 309 against Pakistan. But the magical spinner Abrar Ahmed, who made his Test debut for the Pakistan team today, has performed an unforgettable feat on the ground in Multan. He took 7 wickets in the first innings against England, and this feat in his debut match is going to be written in golden words in the pages of history. Abrar Ahmed is the 14th bowler in the world and third from Pakistan to take 7 wickets in his debut Test innings. Earlier, Mohammad Nazir and Mohammad Zahid achieved this feat for Pakistan. However, this is a feat that is enough to draw the attention of cricket buffs to ‘Abrar Ahmed’, and it surely marks the beginning of a golden journey that has seen the likes of Abdul Qadir, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Saqlain Mushtaq and Anil Kumble. Can prove to be a continuation of the legacy of the bowlers.
Today is the first day in the second Test of the Test series between Pakistan and England and the way Abrar Ahmed danced the English players back and forth with his balls is surprising. Abrar got the first wicket on the fifth ball of his first over. At the same time, he lbw a famous batsman like Joe Root on a ball which was also declared not out by the umpire. But when Pakistan captain Babar Azam took a review, Joe Root had to go back to the pavilion. That is, Abrar surprised the umpire as well as Root with his ball. In the first Test of the series, England’s opening batsmen Zac Crowley and Ben Duckett had a double-century partnership, but after Abrar Ahmed took charge of the bowling, no batsman gave a chance to achieve the same feat as the first innings of the previous Test. . This can be inferred from the fact that the first 7 wickets that fell to England, all of them went to Abrar Ahmed. Then the last three batsmen were dismissed by Zahid Mehmood.
If you look at Abrar Ahmed’s wicket list, it includes Zach Crowley (19), Ben Duckett (63), Ollie Pope (60), Joe Root (8), Harry Brook (9), Ben Stokes (30), Will Jack. (31) contains names. Abrar Ahmed’s dangerous bowling can also be estimated from the fact that he bowled or LBW out 5 out of 7 players. That is, the batsmen seemed to face difficulties in reading his bowling. Abrar got these 7 wickets by spending 114 runs in 22 overs.
It is noteworthy that the age of Abrar Ahmed is only 24 years. He is a right-handed leg break googly bowler. He has taken just 2 years to reach Test cricket from first class cricket. That is, with his excellent performance, he impressed the Pakistani selectors and will now be seen testing his rival batsmen. Abrar Ahmed has taken 76 wickets in 14 matches in first class and 19 wickets in 17 matches of T-20. It also shows the quality of their bowling. In first class cricket, he has taken 10 wickets in 2 matches, 5 wickets in 7 matches and 4 wickets in 3 matches. All eyes will now be on Abrar Ahmed in international cricket, and looking at today’s performance, one can hope that he will give Pakistani cricket a new identity.