Gulf News – Fakhar Zaman has stamped his class as one of the world’s best players in the shorter formats of the game in just over a year since his international debut.

Summary

  • Fakhar Zaman has stamped his class as one of the world’s best players in the shorter formats of the game in just over a year since his international debut.
  • Every time I’ve watched Zaman in action, I am reminded of Pakistan’s former great left hander Saeed Anwar’s hunger for runs.
  • Since Anwar retired in 2003, with every passing year, one always wondered whether Pakistan would ever get another opener who would be as hungry for runs like him.
  • Little wonder that, last Friday in Bulawayo, he broke Anwar’s highest score of 194 to become the first Pakistan batsman to score an ODI double hundred.
  • Zaman created history for Pakistan and joins an elite group of ODI double-centurions like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill, thereby declaring that he is ready to carry his nation to greater heights in the game.


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