Pakistan’s newest wicket hunter Mohammad Abbas was showered with praise on Saturday after rocking Australia with 17 wickets in the two Tests in Abu Dhabi.
The 28-year-old right arm pacer took his maiden ten-wicket haul, with 10-95 (5-33 and 5-62) in the second match for Pakistan’s biggest win of 373 runs in all Test cricket on Friday. Dale Steyn tweeted Abbas can rise to number one, a rank South African paceman held for many years.“I see a new number 1 Test bowler coming... Abbas,” Steyn, who could be on the opposing side when Pakistan start a Test series in South Africa in December.
Former England batsman Michael Vaughan tweeted: “Having watched Abbas now for over a year ... I have decided he would get me out every time within about 6 balls ... The type of bowler i would poop my pants about ... Thought I would let you all know,” he tweeted.
Abbas’s countrymen and legendary pace duo of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were also impressed.