In the wake of Pakistan’s impressive seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the 50-over World Cup, former cricketers from India and Pakistan have showered praise on Abdullah Shafique for his outstanding contribution.
During the match, openers Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique put up a solid 128-run partnership, playing a pivotal role in Pakistan’s successful chase of a 205-run target with 17.3 overs to spare, which significantly boosted their net run rate.
Abdullah Shafique’s exceptional performance has garnered attention from cricket pundits and former players. In six World Cup innings, he has accumulated a total of 332 runs, including a century and three half-centuries.
Indian commentator Ravi Shastri commended Shafique, describing him as a dependable opener with the necessary temperament and technique. Shastri mentioned that Abdullah demonstrates excellent footwork and wields the bat skillfully, showcasing a wide range of shots.
Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif also expressed his admiration for Shafique on social media, noting his ability to make runs while maintaining composure and adaptability. Kaif emphasized that Shafique’s skills are suitable for all formats of the game.
Additionally, Mohammad Hafeez, speaking on a local sports channel, praised Shafique’s stylish technique, considering him a batsman capable of setting records for Pakistan in the future. Hafeez particularly highlighted Shafique’s unique and beautiful batting technique.
Joining in the chorus of praise, Rashid Latif described Abdullah Shafique as an exceptional batsman with the potential to become one of the world’s best in the near future.
Abdullah Shafique’s stellar performances have earned him accolades from across the cricketing world, and he seems poised for a bright future in international cricket.