Abid Ali made the headlines when he struck a fine century on debut against Australia. A giant in the domestic circuit, Abid’s glorious ton bolstered his reputation as a quality opening batsman. However, subsequent low scores rendered him unsuitable for selection in the World Cup in England and Wales.
Abid is now back in the squad for the ongoing limited-overs series against Sri Lanka at home. His compact technique has often been praised for being fully equipped to deal with both pace and slow bowlers. He has also been likened to the legendary Mohammad Yousuf, who Abid mentions as his batting idol.
Recently, the 31-year-old claimed he has received batting tips from Yousuf, which has allowed him to work on his weaknesses and further strengthen his batting arsenal. He also thanked the current head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq, who has provided him guidance.