Brilliance, class, guts and fight, Aizaz Cheema impressed with three Pakistan players

Aizaz Cheema praised Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Rizwan for their brilliance, class, guts and fight

Aizaz Cheema: “Brilliance and class shown by Hasan Ali [and] Shaheen Shah Afridi. Mohammad Rizwan, great gutsy and fighting innings”

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Former Pakistan pace bowler Aizaz Cheema admitted he has been impressed with Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Rizwan.

The trio all starred in the recent series against South Africa, where Pakistan won the Test series 2-0 and the T20 series 2-1.

Hasan finished as the highest wicket-taker in the Test series with 12 wickets at an average of 19.66.

In fact, 10 of his 12 wickets came in the second Test, where he took five-wicket hauls in both innings.

As for the T20 series, he only played in the third match and took figures of 2-29 off his four overs before smashing an unbeaten 20 off seven balls.

Afridi claimed seven wickets in the Test series at an average of 28.28 and picked up two wickets at an average of 41.50 in the T20 series.

As for Rizwan, he accumulated 166 runs in the Test series, which included a career-best knock of 115 not out, at an average of 83.

The 28-year-old also finished as the highest run-scorer in the three-match T20 series with 197 runs, which included a career-best knock of 104 not out and a fifty, at an average of 98.50 and a strike-rate of 145.92.

In addition to Hasan, Afridi and Rizwan, Cheema also praised Babar Azam “on a great start as captain”.

“Congrats Pakistan cricket team on a brilliant series win vs South Africa. Congrats to Babar Azam on a great start as captain. Brilliance and class shown by Hasan Ali [and] Shaheen Shah Afridi. Mohammad Rizwan, great gutsy and fighting innings. Well done,” he said on Twitter.

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