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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq believes spinner Zahid Mahmood earned his call-up to the national team.
His comments come after Mahmood enjoyed a successful debut in the third T20 International against South Africa.
The 32-year-old finished with figures of 3-40 off his four overs as he dismissed captain Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan and Dwaine Pretorius.
“Zahid Mehmood has earned his maiden call-up,” Inzamam said on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) YouTube channel as quoted by Ary Sports.
In the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Mahmood was the third-highest wicket-taker with 52 wickets in 10 matches for Southern Punjab at an average of 26.94.
As for the Pakistan Cup, he finished as the second-highest wicket-taker with 19 wickets in 10 games at an average of 24.89.