PAK vs ENG | Twitter lauds ‘mysterious’ Abrar Ahmed for leaving Ben Stokes awed and open-mouthed with brilliant googly
Abrar Ahmed had a day to remember against England in Multan.|
The international circuit never disappoints in producing talented young cricketers, and Abrar Ahmed has emerged as the new talk of the town following his stupendous debut in Multan. In fact, despite being bamboozled by Abrar’s googly, even Ben Stokes was left in awe of Pakistan’s mystery spinner.
England lasted 51.4 overs in the first innings of the second Test match against Pakistan in Multan on Friday. Yet, they posted 281 after opting to bat, courtesy of an aggressive batting approach on a track that helped Pakistani spinners in leaps and bounds. In fact, all ten wickets were taken by the hosts’ spinners, of which seven were claimed by debutant Abrar Ahmed alone.
Abrar was exceptional throughout his first outing for his national side. At one point, it seemed like he might take all ten wickets, only for Zahid Mahmood to snare the last three English wickets. The 24-year-old returned excellent figures of 22-1-114-7, including dismissals of Joe Root and Ben Stokes.
Although the delivery to get Root leg-before wicket was quite impressive, the manner in which Stokes was removed was even better and left everyone speechless. The third ball of the 43rd over was pitched on leg stump and turned away sharply from Stokes, who pushed forward in an attempt to defend it. He failed to make any connection with the ball due to the spin before the Kookaburra eventually hit the top of offf stump.
Stokes’ mouth immediately opened out while when the bails were sent flying, thus expressing the England captain's sheer surprise at how good the ball was. Twitterati did not take long to join the party and heap praise on Pakistan’s newly-emerged mystery spinner.
6th wicket wow England captain Ben Stokes' reaction to debutant Abrar Ahmed's delivery explains the story.— Noor Ullah Afridi (@NoorUll74018314) December 9, 2022
Abrar Ahmed is on a roll in Multan
Ben Stokes's (#Bazball) reaction to Abrar Ahmed's wicket.😂😂😂 He had no idea what he was going to face.😎#abrarahmed #abrarahmad #BazBall #PAKvsENG #ENGvsPAK #UKSePK #PakvsEng2022 #England #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/isWM2i1ZOl— Naimal Imtiaz (@NaimalImtiaz) December 9, 2022
The way Abrar dismissed Joe Root and Ben Stokes was the highlight for me. Both were absolute beauties 🔥 Although England batters ruined his stats by continuously hitting him but still a great debut for Abrar. His 7 wickets were all proper batters.. #PAKvENG— Abdul Wasay (@andy_abdulwasay) December 9, 2022
Ben Stokes is the worst England cricket captain evah.— Alistair Barrie (@AlistairBarrie) December 9, 2022
Ben stokes expressions after getting bowled by abrar was testifying how great the bowl was— KAMRAN KHAN GANDAPUR (@KhaanKaami) December 9, 2022
The face of Ben Stokes is literally 😯 and 😲— N. (@nadir7hussain) December 9, 2022
Absolute ripper lad 🤍#abrarahmed
Ben Stokes face was priceless when deceived by the debutant Abrar who’s taken all six wickets so far in the innings #PAKvENG— Adam McGrath (@AdamMcGrath89) December 9, 2022
Abrar Ahmad before this series "My target would be to get the wickets of Joe Root and Ben Stokes in my debut test series against England."— Abdullah Salman (@AbdullahS2004) December 9, 2022
His wish completed 👏🙌#PAKvENG