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Legendary Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar believes that batsman Haris Sohail is turning out to be a “class act”.
Akhtar’s comments come after Haris scored a 76-ball 68, which included five boundaries and two sixes, in Pakistan’s World Cup match against New Zealand on Wednesday.
Haris’ knock proved to be crucial as he and Babar Azam, who scored an unbeaten 101, forged a 126-run partnership to lead Pakistan to a six-wicket win.
The men in green’s victory not only kept their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup semi-finals alive, but also handed New Zealand their first loss in the tournament.
Match winning inning from Babar Azam. Brilliant display of talent by Haris Sohail. What a class act he is turning out to be.
Shaheen Afridi bowled with pace & aggression.
Pakistan Zindabad. One step closer to the dream. #PAKvNZ #CWC19
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 26, 2019
“Brilliant display of talent by Haris Sohail. What a class act he is turning out to be,” Akhtar said on Twitter.
Pakistan’s next World Cup match will be against Afghanistan at Headingley on Saturday.
If they beat Afghanistan, Pakistan will then have to take down Bangladesh at Lord’s on July 5 in order to have any chance of reaching the last four.
However, even if they defeat Afghanistan and Bangladesh, it might not be enough as they will have to rely on the results of other matches.