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Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan said Asif Ali has god-gifted natural talent when it comes to his incredible power-hitting skills.
Asif played for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which is the team Shadab captained.
In the 12 matches he played, he scored 137 runs at an average of 13.70 and a strike-rate of 130.47.
Shadab, meanwhile, amassed 268 runs in nine matches, which included two fifties, at an average of 33.50 and a strike-rate of 162.42.
He also took 19 wickets at an average of 10.89 and an economy rate of 6.46.
“Some players have natural talent and that is god-gifted,” he told Cricket Pakistan.
Asif and Shadab will now begin preparing for the home series against Australia, who are visiting Pakistan for the first time in 24 years.
The series will comprise of three Tests, three ODIs and a one-off T20 International.
The three Tests will be played in Rawalpindi, Karachi and Lahore from March 4 to 25, while the entire limited overs series will be held in Rawalpindi from March 29 to April 5.