Steyn on Abbas: I see number one Test bowler coming

South Africa veteran heaps praise on the 28-year-old after his impressive performance against Australia

Steyn on Abbas: I see number one Test bowler coming PHOTO: AFP

South Africa veteran fast-bowler Dale Steyn has heaped praise on Pakistan pacer Mohammad Abbas and believes he has all the potential to become the number one bowler in the longest format of the game.

Abbas rocked the Australian batting lineup, not once but twice in the match, that too on a track where there was nothing much for the pacers. 

Such performance did not go unnoticed as Steyn, who held the number one spot for bowlers in the Test format not that long ago, backed the 28-year-old on his official Twitter account to cement his place as the best bowler in the five-day format. 

I see a new number 1 Test bowler coming... Mohammad Abbas

— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) October 19, 2018

He was not the only cricketer to praise the Sialkot-born pacer, as former Indian middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif and former England captains Michael Vaughan, Paul Collingowodd also shared their views about the rising star in Test cricket. 


Ok! Ok! Ok!
Mohammad Abbas you are too good.
Everyone dancing to his tune.

— Quetta Gladiators (@TeamQuetta) October 19, 2018

Pakistan have as always unearthed a special fast bowler. Mohammad Abbas looks an unbelievably talented bowler.

— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 19, 2018

Faced him last month with storm Ali up his backside....lasted 1 ball first innings and somehow survived the huge LBW shout 1st ball in the 2nd innings!! Had me on toast #unplayable

— Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) October 17, 2018

Having watched Mahammad 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 ... #PAKvAUS

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 17, 2018