The 24-year-old finished with figures of 7/114, claiming the third-best bowling figures on debut for Pakistan
Pakistan young sensation Abrar Ahmed stunned the cricketing world with his mystery spin, bagging seven wickets on Test debut against England in Multan.
The 24-year-old finished with figures of 7/114, claiming the third-best bowling figures on debut for Pakistan.
England were bowled out for 281 while Pakistan scored 107/2 at stumps on Day one. After the day's play, Abrar talked to the media and said his goal is to bag another fifer in the second innings.
"My next target is to take a haul of five in the second innings of the Multan Test as well. I am not a magician. I only try to perform with my bowling," he said. "I am a mystery spinner but I keep experimenting with the grips of the ball," he added.
Abrar has aimed for wickets of England captain Ben Stokes and veteran batter Joe Root before the Test series. He was successful in removing both.
"I recently said in an interview that Stokes and Root will be my targets on the Test debut and I am happy to get their wickets."
Abrar also revealed what former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed said before the day. "I am very close to Sarfaraz Ahmed. He told me not to get nervous and perform for Pakistan like you have taken wickets for Sindh in domestic cricket."