Aakash Chopra overawed by Zaman’s progress in international cricket
Zaman recently scored a brilliant ODI double century against Zimbabwe.
Updated - Jul 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman has taken giant strides in the world of cricket. A couple of seasons ago, not many knew about this talented southpaw. Now, he has joined the elite list of players who have achieved the unique distinction of scoring an ODI double century. The cricket world has taken a note of this emerging star and one among the many fans he has made is Aakash Chopra.
The former Indian cricketer recently took to micro blogging site Twitter to praise the steady progress that Fakhar Zaman has made in the world cricket. He remarked that it is indeed a very big achievement to score in excess of 1000 ODI runs in just 18 innings. Aakash Chopra also cited the two big knocks of Zaman’s career thus far.
Fakhar Zaman had shot to fame after he scored a century against team India in the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. It was a defining knock that made him a star in his country. He continued his good run of form for the national side after that game.
And recently, in the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe, he entered the record books as the first Pakistani batsman to score a double century in ODI cricket. He smashed an unbeaten 210 in the game as Pakistan registered their best ever total in the fifty-over format of the game. The way he is playing at the moment, team Pakistan would be having high hopes from him for the upcoming edition of the ICC World Cup.
Several former cricketers have already showered praises on him and Aakash Chopra is not the first one to be overawed by his progress. Recently, Shahid Afridi had heaped praises on Zaman as well.
Here is what Aakash Chopra posted:
“1000 runs in just 18 innings. A ton in a CT Final. Already an ODI double century to his name. Fakhar Zaman making a swift move early on…,” Aakash Chopra wrote in his tweet.
1000 runs in just 18 innings. A ton in a CT Final. Already an ODI double century to his name. Fakhar Zaman making a swift move early on…👍👏
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 22, 2018