Fakhar Zaman has earned the praise of former cricketing greats Stephen Fleming and Michael Vaughan after making his one-day international (ODI) debut against South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Zaman, who scored 31 off 23 balls, kept up a great hit rate of 134 with six boundaries, gaining the acclaim of cricketing legends on Twitter.
“Where has Fakhar been hiding? (He) looks like a marvellous striker of a ball!” exclaimed former England captain Michael Vaughan in a tweet during the match.
Where has Fakhar been hiding …… looks a marvellous striker of a ball ……. !!! #PAKvSA
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 7, 2017
Similarly, former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming expressed his surprise at the talent of the 27-year-old batsman.
“Question has to be asked where has this Fakhar been hiding? Great start Pakistan!” tweeted Fleming, the Black Caps’ most successful captain.
Question has to be asked- where has this FAKHAR been hiding? Great start Pakistan!!
— Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) June 7, 2017
Zaman was given his Pakistan cricket group top by Shoaib Malik before the match against South Africa in Birmingham, denoting his ODI make a big appearance.
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) June 7, 2017