South Africa veteran heaps praise on the 28-year-old after his impressive performance against Australia
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!— Quetta Gladiators (@TeamQuetta) October 19, 2018
Mohammad Abbas you are too good.
Everyone dancing to his tune. pic.twitter.com/d58ckhYD9L
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 https://t.co/R2ZgipHxrb— 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