Meet Abrar Ahmed – The man who almost got all 10 wickets vs England | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Pakistan is known for producing the best fast pitchers in the world but at the same time they also have legendary pitchers like Abdul Qadir, Mushtaq Ahmed and current head coach Saqlain Mushtaq in the past.
Their list gets richer on Friday with the latest spin sensation Abrar Ahmed, who has yet to make his limited debut, became an overnight star with his magic spell on his Test debut against England. The 24-year-old broken leg pitcher made his dream debut winning seven shots as England were knocked out 281 on the opening day of the Second Test in Multan.
Here’s how Abrar became famous in a very short amount of time:
* Abrar is Pakistan’s only modern enigmatic spinner to ever set a football thrower record, but has a carrom ball in his arsenal and he can also create magic with his fingers. his hands around the ball.
* He became the third pitcher to win a seven-shot (7/114) in his Test debut for Pakistan. The other archers are Mohamad Zahid and Mohamad Nazir.
* Abrar is nicknamed “Harry Potter” by his friends because he wears glasses that resemble those of the fictional wizard boy.
* Abrar is from Shinkiari, a small village on the outskirts of Mansehra near Abbottabad.
* Abrar grew up playing ice ball cricket after his father moved to Karachi in 1977.
* Abrar caught the attention of local coaches with his swing ability and helped Zone 3 in Karachi win the local championship 53 times for the first time in 2016.
* He honed his bowling skills at Rashid Latif Academy, and he trained under Muhammad Masroor – a famous coach in the city.


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