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Fakhar Zaman earns praise from former players on his debut

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.

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.

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.