Meet Abdullah Shafique Who Wrote History: Abdullah Shafique is now trending on Twitter! For very natural reasons, Pakistan’s 22-year-old top-order batsman and right-arm off-break bowler are practicing. Who is this Abdullah? Why did he practice? Not Babar Azam or Mohammad Rizwan, opener Abdullah gave Pakistan a historic victory in the first Test held at Galle.
Meet Abdullah Shafique Who Wrote History In Sri Lanka
PAK match-winner Abdullah Shafique, the Pakistan team needed 120 runs to win on the fifth and final day of the match on Wednesday. There, Sri Lanka’s target was seven wickets. Although Abdullah kept one side in check, at the other end the Pakistan team kept losing wickets one after another.
In the end, right-hander Abdullah was unbeaten on 160 runs off 408 balls. And because of his epic innings, Pakistan won the first Test by four wickets chasing 342 runs in the fourth innings. Abdullah hit only 7 fours and 1 six in these marathon innings. Strike rate 39.21.
Abdullah became the first batsman in Test history to complete more than 500 minutes chasing runs from the crease. Abdullah was at the crease for 524 minutes. He batted for more than 8 hours. Abdullah has started to call Abdullah the future star of Pakistan after seeing the maturity he has shown in playing only the 6th test of his career.
Abdullah has scored 720 runs in half a dozen Tests for the country. This innings of 160 runs is the highest so far. His average is 80. Abdullah has yet to play 50-over cricket for Pakistan. He has 41 runs in three T20 matches.
Abdullah’s father Shafiq Ahmed played first class as well as List A cricket from 1994-2003. Kaka Arshad Ali has played international cricket for UAE as well as domestic cricket in First Class, List A, and T20 formats. His playing time was from 2004-2010.