Saim Ayub spooning the ball reminds cricket fans of Saeed Anwar
That cover drive!
Batter Saim Ayub spooning the ball has reminded the cricket fans of Saeed Anwar!
Friday evening saw Multan Sultans beat Peshawar Zalmi by 56 runs in the fifth match of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
However, Zalmi’s young talent Saim Ayub brought back memories of the iconic Pakistan batsman Saeed Anwar.
Saim started his innings with a solid cover drive and scored his maiden half-century to stabilise Zalmi’s innings.
Saim got bowled out for 53 runs off 37 balls laced with three boundaries and as many maximums.
Playing the ball beautifully using the wrists has been a speciality of Saeed Anwar along with ace footwork.
And that is what cricket fans saw in Saim Ayub’s batting style.
- There’s a hint of Brian Lara in him.
- He reminds me a bit of Saeed Anwar. The way he uses his wrists.
- He was always technically strong. But what he’s added to his pack are these big shots
- He knows how to play the extra cover drive
And the final verdict: Pakistan have found a new Saeed Anwar!
Check out how cricket fans responded to Saim Ayub’s batting against Peshawar Zalmi:
Unreal shots by Saim Ayub 😱— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 17, 2023
What a talent 💫#HBLPSL8 | #SabSitarayHumaray | #MSvPZ pic.twitter.com/Lfol7RuE4o
Saim Ayub is so classy 👏 #HBPSL8pic.twitter.com/hOZBxFbBeO— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) February 17, 2023
Pakistan have found new Saeed Anwar 🇵🇰❤️ pic.twitter.com/8rsDUxsjI3— Hassan Zahid🏴🇦🇪 | #Qalander 💚💪 (@Iam_hassan10) February 17, 2023
That no Look Shot 😱 OMG what a bright Future Pakistan has Saim Ayub❤️ is a pure talent mix up of Saeed Anwar and Suryakumar Yadav— umar chauhan (@umarcha37619549) February 17, 2023
Dekhne ki b naii zarorat🔥🔥#HBLPSL2023 #saimayub #PeshawarZalmi #Cricketer#HBLPSL2023 pic.twitter.com/DYvTR7CbLZ
Saeed Anwar with swag. pic.twitter.com/6iDQ5hgTpN— MLB (@mirzalalbaig) February 17, 2023
Even great Saeed Anwar will be proud of this strike by @SaimAyub7— Imran Munawar (@Imran_Munawar99) February 17, 2023
#HBLPSL8 | #SabSitarayHumaray | #MSvPZ pic.twitter.com/ZFRHyFxvVu
The third shot is the one. The way he looks away immediately after the ball makes contact with the bat. He didn't need to look. He knew where it was going. The nonchalance, the swagger. Saim Ayub…spectacular 👌 #HBLPSL8 pic.twitter.com/u497RPBKxG— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) February 17, 2023
No look shot— Cricket insect (@000insect) February 17, 2023
Waqar younis : Saeed Anwar ke yaad dila di,
Saim Ayub ke batting mian nasha ha #MSvsPZ #psl pic.twitter.com/ymYWK1iEnD
Watching @SaimAyub7 for the first time feels a little like how it felt watching Saeed Anwar in full flight for the first time. Silky, smooth..BOSS— Assad (@LeftArmAround) February 17, 2023
Saeed Anwar 🤝🏽 Saim Ayub pic.twitter.com/0iRiHMWofy— Usman Jamil (@thtpakistaniguy) February 17, 2023
Cover Drive 🔥 Young Saeed Anwar@Shoaib_Jatt @PeshawarZalmi @SaimAyub7 #PSL2023 #BabarAzam𓃵 #YellowStorm 💛💪 pic.twitter.com/VeDGSDAXpL— Danial Babar (@babar_dani) February 17, 2023
WHAT A SHOT 🥵🔥#MSvsPZ #HBLPSL8 pic.twitter.com/hpu9V9obBt— SaaD🇵🇰 |ABD STANN(💔) (@SaaDSFSO) February 17, 2023
How about going back into memory lane and having a glance at Saeed Anwar with the bat in action:
Saeed Anwar 127 #ONTHISDAY 17-02-1990 against Srilanka during World Series played @ Adelaide . pic.twitter.com/cFFM2mkL8C— Zohaib (Cricket King) 🏏 (@Zohaib1981) February 17, 2023