LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board’s Digital Pairs sequence for Take a look at gamers has gained nice recognition among the many followers, present and former gamers, pundits and journalists.
The marketing campaign entered its fifth part on Thursday, with the followers requested to call two all-rounders of their selection.
The 2 outstanding all-rounders of the 90s and early 2000s Abdul Razzaq and Azhar Mahmood have made their picks.
Azhar who represented Pakistan in 21 Exams scoring 900 runs and amassing 39 wickets recalled that he began enjoying cricket impressed by legendary captain and all-rounder Imran Khan.
Azhar Mahmood mentioned right here : “I want to make my dream pair with Imran Khan as I began enjoying cricket impressed by him. Imran was a hero for me and my favorite cricketer. Among the many current lot of bowlers, I select Shaheen Shah Afridi: I do know his capabilities effectively ,having labored with him carefully [as bowling coach].
“Amongst batsmen, I select Babar Azam as my batting accomplice. He’s an distinctive timer and through my stint with the nationwide group as bowling coach I’ve seen some particular innings performed by him.”
Razzaq, who stood agency and grinded his strategy to a well-known match saving innings in opposition to India in Mohali in 2005 (spent 346 minutes on the crease) ,additionally selected Imran as his bowling accomplice earlier than deciding on one other legendary Pakistan cricketer, the batting maestro Javed Miandad, as his batting accomplice.
In 46 Take a look at appearances, Razzaq scored 1946 runs and took 100 wickets.
Abdul Razzaq mentioned: “I wish to thank the PCB for initiating the marketing campaign which is an effective way of acknowledging Take a look at stars. Throughout my profession, I performed with many nice cricketers and I take into account it a matter of delight and honour. My dream was to bowl in tandem with Imran Khan.
“Amongst batsmen, I select Javed Miandad, a legend of Pakistan and world cricket and it could have been an honour to have batted with him.”
The purpose of the Dream Pairs exercise is to acknowledge the providers of former and current stars of Pakistan cricket. Earlier than the all-rounders, the campaigns for spinners, quick bowlers, openers and middle-order batting pairs acquired super response.
Amongst openers, the 90s batting greats Saeed Anwar and Aamir Sohail (qualification minimal 1,000 runs as opener) got here out as the preferred pair.
The famed left-handed pair was adopted by Saeed Anwar’s paring with Majid Khan, considered probably the most fashionable and productive openers produced by Pakistan.
Amongst middle-order batsmen (qualification minimal 2,500 runs in middle-order, batting positions three to seven) the famed middle-order batting duo of Pakistan highest Take a look at run-getter Younus Khan and Mohammad Yousuf emerged as the preferred pair adopted by Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf, a pair that remained the spine of Pakistan Take a look at batting in latest historical past.
The legendary quick bowling duo of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, who shared 787 Take a look at wickets between them ,was rated as the preferred quick bowling pair in Pakistan Take a look at historical past, whereas Mohammad Asif was chosen to share the ball with Wasim because the second hottest quick bowling pair.
Among the many spinners, the late legendary leg-spinner Abdul Qadir and off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq had been rated as the preferred dream pair adopted by the pair of Saqlain and leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed.
The qualification criterion for each quick bowlers and spinners was a minimal of 75 Take a look at wickets.
The 2-day lengthy all-rounders marketing campaign might be adopted by hottest wicketkeeper and captain.