Yasir Shah said he will only consider me a proper batsman if I scored a century, Pakistan player who beat the challenge says

Mohammad Rizwan said Yasir Shah told him that he will only consider him to be a proper batsman if he scored a century

Mohammad Rizwan: “Yasir Shah said to me that I will only consider you as a proper batsman if you score a hundred, as even I can score fifties. So I took that on board and wanted to ensure that I made a hundred”

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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has revealed that spinner Yasir Shah said he will only consider him to be a proper batsman when he scored a century.

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A nice little player, Bishop on Pakistan cricketer becoming a standout star

Ian Bishop said Mohammad Rizwan is a nice little player

Ian Bishop: “Mohammad Rizwan is a nice little player. Very busy at the crease. Congrats to him on his first Test century”

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Former West Indies seamer Ian Bishop said Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan is a “nice little player”.

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Absolutely love Test cricket, 26-year-old Pakistan player eyes long and prosperous career in the longest format

Pakistan seamer Hasan Ali said he absolutely loves Test cricket

Pakistan seamer Hasan Ali: “I always had a dream to become [a] Test cricketer because I love the longer format of the game”

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Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali has said that he loves Test cricket and always dreamed of representing his country in the longest format.

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True class, Brad Hogg on Pakistan player with authoritative footwork

Brad Hogg said Babar Azam is showing his true class

Brad Hogg: “Babar Azam showing his true class, not allowing Maharaj to dictate terms by being more authoritative with his footwork”

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Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg said Pakistan captain Babar Azam is showing his “true class”, given how well he has played in the ongoing second Test against South Africa.

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He could be very effective in the 2nd Test, Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq on tricky spinner

Misbah-ul-Haq said Tabraiz Shamsi could be very effective in the 2nd Test against Pakistan

Misbah-ul-Haq: “Tabraiz Shamsi is a wrist-spinner which could prove very effective in dry conditions”

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Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq believes that South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi “could prove very effective” in the second Test in Rawalpindi.

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He is bowling 14 overs in a row, Misbah mega impressed with 27-year-old Pakistan bowler with serious pace

Misbah-ul-Haq said Haris Rauf is bowling 14 overs in a row

Misbah-ul-Haq: “Haris Rauf is bowling really well and bowling 14 overs [on the trot]. He is improving as a bowler”

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Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq admitted that he has been impressed with pace bowler Haris Rauf as he is currently bowling 14 overs in a row.

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Not bothered by all the talk that I’m going to be sacked, Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq says

Misbah-ul-Haq said he is not bothered about all the talk that he will be sacked as Pakistan's head coach

Misbah-ul-Haq: “I am not concerned by all the talk [about being sacked], that was happening after the New Zealand series. My complete focus is on the Rawalpindi Test”

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Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has made it clear that he is not bothered by all the talk about him potentially being sacked.

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He should stay in for the 2nd Test, Hogg also wants Pakistan seamer to make his debut

Brad Hogg said Nauman Ali should stay in the team for the 2nd Test against South Africa and also wants Haris Rauf to make his debut

Brad Hogg: “The way Nauman adapted to the changing conditions throughout the last Test, there is a big case he should stay in. Rauf with pace and hopefully reverse swing would be exciting to watch”

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Former Australia cricketer Brad Hogg believes that Pakistan spinner Nauman Ali has made a big case for himself to retain his spot in the team for the second Test against South Africa.

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Bit of a headache, Brad Hogg on Pakistan batsman struggling against left-arm spin

Brad Hogg said Babar Azam has a bit of a headache

Brad Hogg: “LBW to Maharaj in both innings. Beaten on the inside edge 1st innings and outside edge 2nd innings, Babar has a bit of [a] headache here reading the spin”

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Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg said Pakistan captain Babar Azam has “a bit of [a] headache” ahead of the second Test against South Africa.

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