‘I wonder how many restaurants Imran Khan has got kicked out of in Pakistan’ – Australian commentator on Imran Khan Jr.
Keeffe likened Imran Khan Junior to be the former legend.
Published - Nov 22, 2019 12:09 pm | Updated - Nov 22, 2019 12:09 pm
The Pakistan tour of Australia is in full swing and on expected terms, the Men in Green are enduring a really tough time Down Under. After getting walloped in the three-match T20I series, earlier this month, all eyes were on their Test side and their rookie fast bowlers like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah or the returning Imran Khan Junior, as to whether they could pose any threat to the Aussie batsmen in their home conditions.
Imran Khan Junior wasn’t an automatic selection in the pace battery that Pakistan had assembled for the two-match Test series but the right-hander’s sensational five-wicket haul [5/32] against Australia A meant he was one of the first men to be picked in the playing XI, come the first Test at the Gabba. But, before he could try and emulate what he did in the practice game in Perth, Khan Junior had to come out to bat on the first day after Mitchell Starc went bang-bang with the second new ball.
Australia in total control at the Gabba
Khan, who is the namesake of possibly the greatest cricketer from Pakistan and their current Prime Minister, came out to the crease to join Naseem Shah and veteran commentator Kerry O’Keeffe, who has made a cult out of himself by amalgamating wit with analysis, wasn’t going let the moment pass.
Keeffe likened Imran Khan Junior to be the former legend and commented, “I wonder how many restaurants Imran Khan has got kicked out of in Pakistan… He probably makes a booking in the name of Imran Khan and when he shows up, the staff says, ‘You are not Imran Khan!'” as quoted by Fox Sports.
Meanwhile, neither of the Pakistani bowlers including Imran Khan Junior and the 16-year-old debutant Naseem Shah could make any impact against the Australian batsmen on the second day of the Gabba Test. After having been bowled out for 240, Pakistan needed quick wickets from their pacers.
But, what they got was a total annihilation at the hands of the opening duo of David Warner and Joe Burns. While Burns (97) missed out on a well-deserved century, Warner successfully shrugged off the horrors of the recently concluded Ashes series, where he could manage just 95 runs across ten innings, by smoking his 4th Test hundred against Pakistan.