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Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja believes that opener Abid Ali’s “success story” should serve as inspiration for other players.
Ramiz’s comments come after Abid struck an unbeaten 109, which came off 201 balls and included 11 boundaries, in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi.
That knock put Abid in the record books as he became the first cricketer to score a century on both ODI and Test debut.
Abid Ali’s success story serves as evidence to all those first class cricketers, who are toiling for years to get a look in, that if you work hard and not look for short cuts there could be a 💯 waiting for you too on test debut! Love the guy for his patience and resilience.👏👏
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) December 15, 2019
“Abid Ali’s success story serves as evidence to all those first class cricketers who are toiling for years to get a look in that if you work hard and not look for shortcuts there could be a hundred waiting for you too on Test debut! Love the guy for his patience and resilience,” Ramiz said on Twitter.
Abid will now be looking to maintain his red-hot form in the second Test, which begins on December 19 in Karachi.