Abid Ali opener is the third one to knock 100 on ODI debut and we hope that a maiden century of this ballistic batsman does not go in vain. Despite Abid Ali scored 100 on one-day cricket, Pakistan failed to win the fourth series of ODI against Australia. Ali came out as the strongest batsman as he has proved his abilities on last Friday. Abid Ali scored 112 of 119 balls and became the third one to knock 100 debuts on ODI with the help of nine boundaries.
While Mohammad Rizwan reached his second ODI century, along his way by making 104 out of 102 balls. Both Ali and Rizwan put enough effort to chase the target of 278 but once Ali departed off leg-spinner Adam Zampa, in the last overs pressure of 60 runs wilted in the innings. Umar Akmal and Saad Ali tried hard to sustain under pressure but failed. Supported by Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter Nile took three wickets and sealed the win.
Abid Ali waited for a door to open
On the other hand, 31-year-old Abid Ali became the 15th batsman to score 100 in the debut ODI. Before 4th ODI, Salim Elahi and Imam were two batsmen to make 100 in the debut. In the post-match press conference when asked from Abid Ali about this random opportunity, he was very positive about the call he got to perform in the morning as Imam-UL-Haq ruled out due to fever.
However, when ballistic batsman Abid Ali achieved his maiden century at the Dubai International Stadium, he was humbled. Abid dedicated his win to his daughter and family and he said that he was waiting for that door to open. He thanked his NCA coaches for providing him with the opportunity to play for Pakistan as it was his dream and Almighty Allah has opened a path for him. Hence, Abid Ali struggles have not gone in vain as he gave his best and knock a debut of 100 in the fourth ODI. Check his stats.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Domestic Cricket Structure:
The failure of this one-day Cricket may occur due to the experimentation at last moment before this international event. After the defeat, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was faced with a lot of criticism and even 1992 World Cup Champion and our Prime Minister was disappointed by the team performance. While Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Chairman Ehsan Mani believes that team performance would not be affected if Pakistan loses ODI series against Pakistan. He further proposed that with the new domestic system, departments are not going to create players and their roles will be restricted towards the sponsorship only.
PCB Chairman was impressed by the performance of Abid Ali. He said that the reason our opener, Abid Ali performed well because he got an opportunity to prove himself and he made that count. Former President, ICC president also thinks that there should be a change in the domestic cricket structure. Do you think that our Domestic Cricket system needs a change? As an eye-opener, change is coming on our way. Well, we all believe that hard-working players like Abid Ali’s struggle should not go in vain.