Right-hander scored unbeaten 215 in first innings against Zimbabwe
Sports – Posted: May 9, 2021 | Last Updated: 6 hours ago
Posted: May 9, 2021 | Last Updated: 6 hours ago
batsman Abid Ali has given credit to Nauman Ali for helping him in completing
his maiden double-century in Test cricket.
The duo was involved in a 169-run partnership for the eighth
wicket where Abid went on to register his highest score in the five-day format
for the Green Caps of 215 not out.
While talking in a video released by the Pakistan Cricket
Board, the 33-year-old credited his partner in achieving the milestone.
“I was confused, especially when [Mohammad] Rizwan got out,” he said. “But Nauman came in and gave me the confidence to carry on. He kept on pushing me to complete my double ton. Thankfully I completed my double century. At the same moment I am a bit sad as Nauman fell for 97, he did not get to complete his maiden century.”
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Talking about his mindset before the innings, Abid revealed
that the plan was to occupy the crease for as long as possible.
“The plan was to go deep once I settled in,” he said. “I was
lacking a big score for a while now. During that time I worked with coaches at
the National High Performance Centure to overcome the issue, thankfully it paid
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