Azhar Abbas’ son shines while playing for a club in New Zealand
The 14-year-old lad praised his father's efforts and said that he is in total love with the game.
Updated - Feb 3, 2018 12:59 pm
It has been rightly said by eminent cricket pundits that South Asian cricket is flourishing way high as compared to other cricketing nations. The rise in stature of Indian cricket in all three formats, to the dazzling stint of Bangladesh which started way back in 2015 World Cup, the comeback of Pakistan’s team in this edition of ICC Champions Trophy, the mount has been nothing short of phenomenal. These teams have been able to give a tough fight while touring and are well able to dominate on their home soil.
However, Muhammad Abbas, the 14-year-old son of former Pakistani cricketer Azhar Abbas has been seen to utilize his cricketing talent on New Zealand soil while playing for Eden Roskill Cricket Club. Batsman by choice, Abbas has been able to make a name for himself at a young age and piled up seven centuries to his name.
Abbas takes his father’s path
Speaking to nzherald.co.nz, Azhar Abbas said, “Other people think what he is doing is extreme but I just say that he is a good player for his age. But seven centuries is very unusual — I’ve not heard of anyone at his age having done that, and they have been good centuries”.
Azhar further went on to praise his son by saying, “I put it [Abbas’s success] down to basic human qualities — he is very honest, he is always very helpful to other people in his team. He always gives 100 percent effort.”
Meanwhile, the 14-year-old lad praised his father’s efforts and said that he is in total love with the game. He also went on to say that practice plays a huge role in his short career so far. It will be interesting to see whether Abbas is able to be in the limelight and make a name for himself in the coming years.
“I really love the game and enjoy it every time I play. Practice is a big part as well. My dad has given me the motivation…and he makes me work hard,” he concluded.