Sehwag sends birthday wishes to Pakistan veteran

Birthday boy represented national team in 78 Tests and 62 ODIs

Sports Desk July 24, 2016
Virender Sehwag posted the birthday wish on his official Twitter account. PHOTO: AFP

Former India opener Virender Sehwag took to Twitter on Sunday to send out wishes to Pakistani veteran Zaheer Abbas on his 69th birthday.

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The former Pakistan batsman, who was born in Sialkot in 1947, represented the national team in 78 Tests and 62 ODIs from 1969 to 1985. Dubbed as the Asian Bradman, Abbas was known for his timing and precision, and made a name for himself in his second Test at Edgbaston, where he played a knock of 274 against England.

The former middle-order’s lethal quality with the bat also earned him the nickname ‘Zaheer Ab bas’, translated to ‘Zaheer that’s enough’, on the field by his Indian counterparts. Ironically, he remains Indian veteran Sunil Gavaskar’s only Test scalp.

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The 69-year-old is currently serving as president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) until July 27.


Croyden | 6 years ago | Reply ET does'nt miss any chance of even a hint of meaningless tweet from an indian. ESpecially Sehwag who insulted Shoaib Akhtar repeatedly [doing hindi commentray] during Asia Cup & World T20 and made a joke in public gathering of how Pakistani former cricketers doing commentary in india have found indian players as favorites, implying Pakistanis are doing this for money. Cos of this Shaoib Akhtar did'nt renew his hindi commentary contract cos of sehwag doing another assignment instead. ET should behave like a mature newspaper not a child who suddenly gets excited whenever any response comes from india.
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