The classic match-saving effort from the Pakistan cricket team in the Karachi Test has earned them praise from the cricketing fraternity. From Prime Minister Imran Khan to veterans and critics of the game, all applauded the performance of Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan, and Abdullah Shafique.
Mr Khan hailed the captain’s innings from Babar and congratulated wicketkeeper batter Rizwan and opening-batter Abdullah on their fighting effort.
Congratulations to Babar Azam for leading the Pak team in a tremendous fightback with a superb captain's inning & world class batting display; & congratulations to the rest of the team too in the way they fought back, especially Rizwan & Shafique.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 17, 2022
Cricket Australia, England cricket legend Michael Vaughan, Indian cricket analyst Vikrant Gupta, and former Sri Lankan cricketer-turned expert Russel Arnold were left amazed after witnessing one of the greatest Test knocks in a rearguard.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 16, 2022
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 16, 2022
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) March 16, 2022
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) March 16, 2022
Veteran Indian cricket commentator and analyst Harsha Bhogle and top leg-spinner Rashid Khan also extended their wishes to team Pakistan.
Babar. Rizwan. Afridi. Top all format players. The three pillars holding the team up.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 16, 2022
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) March 16, 2022