Web Desk: Former International cricketers, journalists and cricket fans all across the world have congratulated Fakhar Zaman for hitting double ton in One-Day International cricket against Zimbabwe here on Friday.
He made not out 209 runs facing 155 deliveries. With this feat, Zaman broke Saeed Anwar’s 21-year-old record for the highest Pakistani ODI innings of 194.
Furthermore, along with fellow opener Imam-ul-Haq, also broke the world record for highest 1st wicket partnership, surpassing 286 scored by Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga against England at Leed’s in 2006.
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones in his tweet congratulated Zaman for his magnificent double century and Asif Ali fro blistering half century.
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
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
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) July 20, 2018
— Nabeel Chaudhry (@chaudhry_nabeel) July 20, 2018
Congratulations to @FakharZamanLive on becoming the first ever Pakistan batsman to score a double century in ODIs. Proud to have witnessed this sublime knock. Very few batsmen have dominated an entire limited overs tour as he has. #PAKvZIM
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) July 20, 2018
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) July 20, 2018
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
Zimbabwe has to chase a mammoth score of 400 runs in an already decided series, as green shirts leading by decisive 3-0 lead.
The tourists crushed Zimbabwe by nine wickets in the third one-day international on Wednesday, as seamer Faheem Ashraf took a career-best five for 22 to skittle the hosts for just 67.