Experienced Test cricketer Mohammad Abbas has voiced his desire to partner up with left-arm bowler Shaheen Afridi on the Pakistani national side to form a potent bowling duo.
Speaking to the media, Abbas praised Shaheen Afridi for his exceptional bowling abilities and prodigious talent, noting that he has greatly progressed since making his debut.
The 33-year-old Test cricketer went on to say that Shaheen Afridi is like his brother and that he is overjoyed with the success of his long-awaited comeback to international play.
“I am ecstatic for Shaheen Afridi because he is like my little brother. I got to know him at the NCA when he was getting treatment, and I wish him luck in his future endeavours,” added Mohammad Abbas.
Abbas said in response to a query on his comeback that, if the cricket board gives him a chance, he will make every effort to replicate it and expand on his prior achievements.
“I am incredibly proud to see how many outstanding fast bowlers there are. They must play domestic cricket for at least four seasons, though, in order to be successful at the highest level, he added.
In this context, it is important to note that the medium-fast bowler is now competing for Hampshire County Cricket Club in the English County Championship.
In his first game of the year against Nottinghamshire, Abbas displayed his incredible bowling skills by collecting nine wickets, giving him 100 wickets in county cricket.