Mustering heaps of runs in the domestic circuit, Pakistan’s opening batsman Abid Ali finally made it to the national team of Pakistan. Nevertheless, the route wasn’t simple for him as he had to wait for the failures of others to get pushed into the playing XI and he announced himself in no uncertain terms against Sri Lanka.
After becoming the only batsman to score centuries both on Test and ODI debuts, the dexterous cricketer has no plans to look back as he is aiming to score big in the forthcoming red-ball game in Karachi. The 32-year old, who was delighted to record an elite batting outing in Rawalpindi, said that he possesses a strong record in Karachi as he also scored his career-best score of 249* in the city of lights.
Abid Ali is celebrating his Test debut century against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Rawalpindi
Therefore, Abid is aiming to draw the inspiration from that innings and record another majestic innings to help Pakistan beat Islanders in the two-game Test series, thus gaining valuable points in the ICC World Test Championship. It would be interesting to see how Abid fares in the second Test match.