New Delhi: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn heaped praise on Pakistan pacer Mohammad Abbas, claiming that the latter has the potential to achieve the number one spot in the longest format of the game.
The 28-year-old had rocked the Australian batting line-up after picking up a ten-wicket haul in their recently-concluded second Test of the two-match series.
Steyn, who had held the number one spot for bowlers in the Test format, took to his Twitter handle to praise Abbas' performance. He tweeted, "I see a new number 1 Test bowler coming... Mohammad Abbas."
I see a new number 1 Test bowler coming... Mohammad Abbas— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) October 19, 2018
Meanwhile, former Indian middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif, former England captains Michael Vaughan and Paul Collingwood also applauded the rising star.
Pakistan have as always unearthed a special fast bowler. Mohammad Abbas looks an unbelievably talented bowler.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 19, 2018
Faced him last month with storm Ali up his backside....lasted 1 ball first innings and somehow survived the huge LBW shout 1st ball in the 2nd innings!! Had me on toast #unplayable https://t.co/R2ZgipHxrb— Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) October 17, 2018
Pakistan registered a dominating 373-run victory over Australia, clinching the two-match Test series 1-0. The two teams will now face each other in a three-match T20 series from October 24 to 28....