Web Desk (July 21, 2018): Pakistan Cricket Team’s opening batsman Fakhar Zaman smashed a career-best 210, against Zimbabwe, in fourth match of five matches ODI series, and went on to become the first Pakistani player to score a double-century in ODI.
Fakhar Zaman exhibited an amazing inning, and became the first Pakistani cricketer to score double century, breaking Saeed Anwar’s 21-year-old record of 194, that Saeed cracked against India.
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) July 20, 2018
Fakhar Zaman played the record breaking inning of 210 runs with 156 balls in fourth ODI against Zimbabwe, hitting 24 fours and 5 sixes.
Soon after winning the accolade of double-century for Pakistan with his blistering performance against Zimbabwe, numerous local and international cricket legends took to Twitter to sent their best wishes and congratulatory messages Fakhar Zaman.
Former captain of National Cricket team, Ramiz Raja appreciated Fakhar Zaman and sent his wishes to young sensation on Twitter.
#Fakhar200 Now we are talking !! Salute and standing ovation 👏👏👏👏
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) July 20, 2018
Pakistan’s former all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi also tweeted regarding Fakhar’s performance.
Brilliant performance Fakhar Zaman! You’re turning into a world-class opener. Richly deserved, champion in the making. #ZIMVPAK
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 20, 2018
Former captain Mohammad Yousaf, and Saeed Ajmal also took to Twitter to felicitate Fakhar Zaman for his double-century .
Fakhar Zaman!!!You played a wonderful knock
201* Not Out..👍👏
First Pakistani to score double ton.imam-ul-haq and asif also played well.Pakistan zindabad💚
— Mohammad Yousaf (@yousaf1788) July 20, 2018
Well played team Pakistan and Congrats to Fakhar Zaman to become the first Pakistani to score Double 💯 in ODI.
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) July 20, 2018
On the other hand, International cricket legends also appreciated the young and talented left-handed batsman in their words.
Well done to Fakhar Zaman to become the first Pakistani to score a Double 💯 in ODI. #gun #210
Also to our little dynamo @AasifAli2018 for his first 50! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) July 20, 2018
@FakharZamanLive What a superb achievement brother.
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) July 20, 2018
I’m privileged to be in the presence of the world’s greatest clairvoyant; I’ll now check with @iramizraja who’ll win the new season’s @premierleague #ZIMvPAK PS: it may have been one-sided but it’s still a tremendous effort by Fakhar to reach 200. Brilliant… https://t.co/oJT0Ac1ndz
— Brian Murgatroyd (@murgersb) July 20, 2018
Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq added 304 runs for the first wicket, which is the highest ever opening stand in ODIs.
Pakistan thrashed Zimbabwe by a big margin of 244 runs in the fourth One-day International to secure the second biggest win in ODIs, behind the 255-run win over Ireland in 2015.