Abdullah Shafique scores his maiden ODI 50 against Sri Lanka in the Super-4 clash in Colombo on Thursday.
He was not part of the first Pakistan Playing-11, but replaced Saud Shaeek who had a fever this morning, in a must-win game and played a terrific knock against Sri Lanka.
Shafique stepped up alongside captain Babar Azam, contributing significantly to a 64-run partnership that was pivotal for the Green Team.
Shafique scored his maiden ODI fifty in 65 deliveries, with three boundaries and two sixes in his impressive 52-run innings.
Coming in the lineup in a must win game, Abdullah Shafique played a brilliant knock for 🇵🇰
— ICA (@ICAssociation) September 14, 2023
Cricket fans and experts are all in praise of Abdullah Shafique for his brilliant knock!
Sometimes you stumble onto the right decision. Pakistan may well have found the right opener for the World Cup in Abdullah Shafique
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 14, 2023
— Adv. Mian Omer🇵🇰 (@Iam_Mian) September 14, 2023
— Hamxa 🏏🇵🇰 (@hamxashahbax21) September 14, 2023
A moment to cherish! Abdullah Shafique scores his maiden ODI 50*, showcasing his talent on the big stage.
— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) September 14, 2023
Shafique left a strong impression on cricket fans!
Abdullah Shafique finds a 50& trebles his career total.Meaning that this is the first time he has been able to make a case for himself. In a World Cup year getting in on account of multiple injuries.Could this be the twist of fate Pakistan needed?#PAKvsSLpic.twitter.com/2k1GFfR0Qu
— Pranav Pratap Singh (@PranavMatraaPPS) September 14, 2023
— Rashid Latif | 🇵🇰 (@iRashidLatif68) September 14, 2023
Survived the umpire's call & hit six on very next ball , that was cold by Abdullah Shafique . pic.twitter.com/8Oya1VdTNz
— Sumra 🇵🇰 (@Binte__Khalid) September 14, 2023
Abdullah Shafique 👏🏻
Any guesses where he has learn all this from?
— M (@anngrypakiistan) September 14, 2023
The toss for the match was delayed after rain started in Colombo just minutes before the toss was due.
Pakistan opted to bat first after winning the toss against Sri Lanka, in the Super-4 clash which is seen as a virtual semi-final of the Asia Cup 2023.