Former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram has dubbed Asif Ali because the “greatest finisher” after witnessing the right-handed batter’s match-winning knock towards Afghanistan within the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
“Asif Ali is the best finisher in the game congratulations Pakistan. What a performance. #ICCT20WorldCup2021 #AsifAli #PakvsAfghanistan,” Akram tweeted.
– Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) October 29, 2021
Also, followers in contrast Asif to Pakistan legend Shahid Afridi for his big-hitting prowess.
Every six from #AsifAli is a good slap on the face of all those that doubted his expertise and choice… Too early to remark however there was just one #Afridi and there is just one Asif. The conviction of that man to plan and exute 25 runs in an over give goose bumps. Kudos to Asif
– KK (@ka_mylll) October 29, 2021
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— Adi (@adeelmgt) October 29, 2021
Meanwhile, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam within the post-match presentation mentioned that he had confidence within the skill of Asif Ali and knew the batter would take his facet residence throughout crunch video games within the ongoing T20 World Cup.
“At the end, with Malik and Asif Ali, we knew they could do the job. He (Asif Ali) is known for this and I was confident pre-tournament itself that he would deliver when needed,” Azam mentioned.
Asif Ali blistering cameo powered Pakistan to a five-wicket win over Afghanistan on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Pakistan wanted 24 runs in 12 balls however Asif did a Carlos Brathwaite and smashed 4 sixes to energy his facet residence.
Ali remained unbeaten on 25 off simply seven balls with the assistance of 4 sixes.
With this, the Babar Azam-led facet registered its third win on the trot.
Pakistan will subsequent lock horns towards Namibia on Tuesday, November 2 on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.