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Zaheer Abbas considers Virat Kohli and Babar Azam as his two favourite modern-day batsmen. (Getty Images)

'Their styles are being copied': Abbas picks Kohli, Babar as favourite batsmen

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 08:06 AM IST
Zaheer Abbas was asked about his top three batsmen in world cricket, out of which the Pakistan great picked only two.
Zaheer Abbas.(Reuters)
Zaheer Abbas.(Reuters)

Watch him, see how he plays, observe his technique: Zaheer Abbas asks Pakistan players to learn from Indian batsman

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 09:07 AM IST
“My eyes look at how he creates strokes, how he hits his sixes and boundaries. The players who have such a wide range of strokes can play in all formats, he rarely fails,” said Abbas.
Zaheer Abbas(Twitter)
Zaheer Abbas(Twitter)

I want Pakistan to learn that from India: Legendary Zaheer Abbas explains difference between both batting line-ups

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Zaheer Abbas, who was widely renowned as the ‘Asian Bradman’ for scoring 109 First-class centuries during his illustrious career, said it’s time Pakistan cricketers learned from their India.
File image of former Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas(Getty Images)
File image of former Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas(Getty Images)

Hope this honour inspires a generation of talented batsmen to play for Pakistan: Abbas

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 10:14 PM IST
Hailed as the ‘Asian Bradman’, former Pakistan captain Abbas was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame alongside legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis and former Australian captain Lisa Sthalekar.
Mohammad Azharuddin Captain of India Cricket Team.(HT Photo)
Mohammad Azharuddin Captain of India Cricket Team.(HT Photo)

‘I was struggling badly’: Mohammad Azharuddin reveals Zaheer Abbas helped him play more freely and how he repaid the favour

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 03:00 PM IST
He revealed in an interview that it was former Pakistan batting great Zaheer Abbas who gave him a valuable piece of advice that transformed his career.
Pakistan Cricket Board's new managing director Wasim Khan, right, looks on during a press conference with the PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani in Lahore.(AP)
Pakistan Cricket Board's new managing director Wasim Khan, right, looks on during a press conference with the PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani in Lahore.(AP)

Not less damaging than the terrorist attack: Zaheer Abbas questions PCB on dealing with corruption

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 11:44 AM IST
The former captain was giving his views on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) recent move, asking the government to criminalise fixing in sports.
File image of Zaheer Abbas(Twitter)
File image of Zaheer Abbas(Twitter)

‘Even a machine malfunctions’: Pakistan legend Zaheer Abbas names best batsman

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 08:47 AM IST
He also added that it was unfair to compare players across eras and hence, cannot hail anyone as an all-time great player.
File image of Zaheer Abbas.(AP)
File image of Zaheer Abbas.(AP)

Pandemic unwanted but ‘good break’ for cricketers, feels Zaheer Abbas

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 01:37 PM IST
Sporting activities across the world have come to a standstill owing to the novel coronavirus outbreak with most events either cancelled or postponed, including the Tokyo Olympics.
File image of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma(Getty Images)
File image of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma(Getty Images)

‘Virat Kohli is a great player, but...’: Pakistan legend names player whose batting gives him satisfaction

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 01:20 PM IST
Abbas also said that one of the reasons why Indian cricket has been so dominant over the past few years is the fact that they have worked on specific areas and have used the money prudently.
File image of Sarfaraz Ahmed.(Reuters)
File image of Sarfaraz Ahmed.(Reuters)

Sarfaraz Ahmed should be removed from Test captaincy, feel former Pakistan captains

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 08:41 AM IST
Afridi while talking to the media in Karachi felt that while the decision to retain Sarfaraz as captain of the ODI and T20 squads was sensible but he is not the perfect choice for red ball format.
Pakistan's Hasan Ali fielding during the 2nd T20I cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, Feb, 3, 2019.(AP)
Pakistan's Hasan Ali fielding during the 2nd T20I cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, Feb, 3, 2019.(AP)

Hasan Ali responds to reports of marrying Indian girl next month

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 07:16 PM IST
While the pacer did not deny the possibility of a wedding, he said that nothing has been confirmed yet.
Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali.(Getty Images)
Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali.(Getty Images)

Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali set to marry Indian girl from Haryana’s Mewat - Reports

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 06:57 PM IST
Hasan will not be the first Pakistan player to marry an Indian girl. Shoaib Malik, who recently retired from cricket, married Indian tennis star, Sania Mirza. Also, former Pakistan cricketer’s Zaheer Abbas and Mohsin Hasan Khan have Indian wives.
File image of Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, left, and coach Mickey Arthur.(AP)
File image of Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, left, and coach Mickey Arthur.(AP)

We can’t give a decade to a coach just for winning Champions Trophy: Zaheer Abbas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 11:58 AM IST
Sarfaraz Ahmed and his troops came under immense scrutiny following their disastrous World Cup campaign which saw the team crash out of the group stage itself.
File image of Indian cricket team(Getty Images)
File image of Indian cricket team(Getty Images)

ICC World Cup 2019: Former Pakistan skipper calls MS Dhoni India’s trump card

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 08:33 AM IST
India grabbed the Twenty20 World Cup under MS Dhoni’s leadership in 2007 apart from winning the ODI World Cup in 2011. The team also won the Asia Cup twice (2010 and 2016) under Dhoni and the Champions Trophy in 2013.
File picture of Virat Kohli(Getty Images)
File picture of Virat Kohli(Getty Images)

Virat Kohli will break all records created by Sachin Tendulkar: Zaheer Abbas

Karachi | By PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 02:16 PM IST
“I think at the moment Virat is the best. He will break all the records. But not only Virat, the Indian team has other top batsmen too. If you look at Rohit Sharma, you are just delighted to watch his strokes,” he said.
Virat Kohli raises his bat after scoring his century against West Indies.(PTI)
Virat Kohli raises his bat after scoring his century against West Indies.(PTI)

India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli becomes first Indian batsman to complete hat-trick of centuries in ODIs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 08:55 AM IST
Virat Kohli achieved the feat as he strolled to his 39th century during the third ODI encounter between India and West Indies in Pune on Saturday.
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