Former captain believes youngsters should learn from the 33-year-old
Sports – Posted: May 9, 2021 | Last Updated: 25 mins ago
Posted: May 9, 2021 | Last Updated: 25 mins ago
captain and now a renowned commentator Ramiz Raja has heaped praise on opener
Abid Ali for scoring a double-century against Zimbabwe.
The right-hander remained not out on 215 in the first
innings of the ongoing second-Test in Harare on Saturday.
Raja, in a video on his YouTube channel, praised the 33-year-old and urged the youngsters to learn from him about grabbing the chances with both hands.
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“Abid Ali has had a lot of struggle and at one stage, it
felt that he probably missed the bus to represent the national team,” he said.
“But ever since he got a chance to showcase his talent, he has never looked
back. Scoring a double-century is not easy regardless of the opposition. It was
an important and great innings because for him [Abid] because he was struggling
before the tour and once you are in your 30s, you cannot afford to be dropped.
“It shows that he love batting and knows how to score big
runs. It also shows that Abid’s success in international cricket is a result of
his immense effort while playing domestic cricket. It is also a lesson for
youngsters that whenever you get a chance to represent your national, grab it
with both hands and when you are playing a weaker opposition like Zimbabwe, you
need to score more than just a hundred.”
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