‘Nauman Bhai gave me immense confidence to score 200’ Abid Ali
HARARE: Opener Abid Ali credited his teammate Nauman Ali for giving him confidence while he was hunting for his maiden Test double-century.
While sharing thoughts on his maiden Test 200, Abid said his plan was to stay longer and Nauman helped him to get there by keeping things tight at the other end.
“My plan was to play till the end and score as many runs as I could. My partnership with Azhar Bhai worked really well for me and I continued from there to score my first 200,” he said.
“In the end, Nauman Bhai came in and gave immense confidence to me. He told me to play confidently and get to the 200-run mark. He also played really well and I am disappointed that he didn’t get to his first century,” he added.
Then again, Abid eyes early wrap up of Zimbabwean batting line as they previously lost their four players at day’s end. “Our bowlers got early wickets to put them under tension. Tomorrow, we will accompany an arrangement to get them out at the earliest opportunity,” he closed.
It must be noted here that Pakistan declared their first inning at 510-8 against Zimbabwe in the second Test. Zimbabwe finished Day 2 at 52-4. Remember, Pakistan are 1-0 up in the series.