BRISBANE: Current and former cricketers have lauded Pakistani batsman Asad Shafiq over his fighting performance with the bat in the first test match against Australia at Brisbane, ARY News reported.
Asad Shafiq’s knock of 137 runs from 207 deliveries brought the side close to a record chase of 490 runs in the test match. However, the team fell just 39 runs short of a famous victory.
His efforts for winning the match for his team was praised by cricketers across the world.
— Geoff Lemon Sport (@GeoffLemonSport) December 18, 2016
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) December 18, 2016
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) December 19, 2016
Great fightback by Pak in Brisbane led by gutsy Shafiq.There’s no shame in losing when team fights to the last ball. They have made us proud
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 19, 2016
This is phenomenal from Pakistan, irrespective of whatever the outcome may be.
Asad Shafiq playing a blinder here.#AUSvPAK
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 19, 2016
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) December 18, 2016
Asad Shafiq has a hundred at Oval, one at Cape Town & now in Brisbane. For a player from the subcontinent that’s exceptional!#AUSvPAK
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 19, 2016
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 19, 2016