Rashid Latif taunts people taking credit of Saud Shakeel

Saud scored his maiden double-hundred

By Web Desk
July 18, 2023
Rashid Latif (L) and Saud Shakeel (R) - PCB

Former Test cricketer Rashid Latif responded critically to all those people who tried taking credit for Saud Shakeel's rise in Test cricket. 

Taking to Twitter after Saud's heroics in the first Test against Sri Lanka, people from the cricket fraternity shared their memories with Saud from his early playing days. 

Rashid taunted people for taking undue credit for Saud's performance. "Success has many fathers, failure is an orphan," he wrote. 

Saud stunned the audience with his excellent batting, scoring 208 runs with the help of 19 fours. Pakistan were dismissed for 461, taking a lead of 149 runs, with middle-order batter Saud scoring a superb unbeaten double-century.

On day two, an unbeaten century stand between Saud Shakeel and Agha Salman rescued Pakistan from a precarious 101-5.

In response to Sri Lanka´s 312, Pakistan reached 221-5 when rain stopped play with the tourists still 91 runs behind.

Sri Lanka´s left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya took three wickets, including skipper Babar Azam.

Sri Lanka batter Dhananjaya de Silva had earlier made 122 to hand the hosts a respectable total.

Saud has now become the first Pakistani batter to score a double-hundred in Sri Lanka. He now also has the most runs in Galle, surpassing the previous highest of 196 by Mohammad Hafeez.