Tabish Khan’s 18-year lengthy watch for a world cap got here to an finish as he was handed a Take a look at debut within the second Take a look at match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe. The veteran quick bowler grew to become the third oldest Take a look at debutant for Pakistan and is the 245th participant to symbolize the nation in Take a look at cricket.
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Throughout his 18-year first-class profession, Tabish picked up 598 scalps, essentially the most by any participant earlier than a Take a look at debut for an Asian group. Beforehand, Sri Lankan quick bowler, Malinda Pushpakumara had taken 558 wickets earlier than making his worldwide debut in opposition to India in 2017.
Total, Tabish’s 598 first-class wickets are the second most for a participant earlier than making their Take a look at debut, Irish bowler, Tim Murtagh, had claimed 712 first-class wickets earlier than making his debut for Eire in 2018, their first Take a look at match ever.
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Tabish performed 137 first-class matches earlier than being handed a Take a look at cap, solely former Pakistani all-rounder, Khalid ‘Billy’ Ibadulla made extra first-class appearances than Tabish earlier than making a Take a look at debut, he performed 218 matches earlier than being handed a Take a look at cap.
An nearly teary-eyed Tabish acquired the Take a look at cap from Pakistan head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, showcasing the significance of a nationwide Take a look at jersey for a cricketer. Tabish can be raring to go at Zimbabwean batting line-up and can be hoping to get his Take a look at profession off to a powerful begin.