Mohammad Abbas - bowler from Pakistan national cricket team
Mohammad Abbas is one of the first-class cricketers from Pakistan. The athlete plays for the national team, Khan Research Laboratories cricket team, and is also a Southern Punjab cricket team member.
Mohammad Abbas: biography
Today, Mohammad Abbas is known as a first-class cricketer with many titles. It is curious that, unlike many athletes, the Pakistani, although he lived by cricket, for a long time he did not earn money on the grass field.
Abbas was born on March 10, 1990, in the small village of Jathekey. Before making his debut in first-class cricket, the athlete worked as a welder in a tannery and was also an assistant in a law firm. Initially, Mohammad even planned to leave the country to earn money, but his friends persuaded him to stay.
“I am the eldest son to my parents, hence for earning I even planned to move out of the country but my friends advised me to stay, conditions will get better here,” the cricketer says in an interview.
Mohammad Abbas: home career
Like most Pakistani players, Mohammad Abbas started with tape-ball cricket. At the age of 16, the athlete was already playing club cricket in Sialkot. At that time, the guy was helped to develop his talent by his coach, Shahid Anwar.
At a higher level, the domestic career of Mohammad Abbas began in 2009 with a game in the Sialkot Stallions – the most successful Pakistani Twenty20 team. The cricketer stayed with the club until 2015. The player then switched to first-class cricket, in which he achieved success.
At the national competitions in first-class cricket, the Pakistani has become a leading player more than once. Thus, at the 2015/16 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament, the athlete took the most wickets and then repeated the achievement in the following season, playing for Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited.
Mohammad Abbas: international career
Outstanding success in the home arena allowed Mohammad to reach the international level. So, in April 2017, the cricketer joined Pakistan’s Test squad for the game against the West Indies. On April 21, 2017, Abbas made his debut at Sabina Park, where the Pakistani took three wickets. The athlete improved his personal result in the third test match by taking five wickets against the West Indies.
The achievements of Mohammad Abbas did not end with a successful debut. In Pakistan’s two-Test series against England, the cricketer took ten wickets and was named the player of the series, and in August 2018, he was named the PCB’s Test Player of the Year.
The titles won only stimulated the Pakistani. In October 2018, Abbas took the 50th wicket in his tenth test match against England and also became the fastest bowler by the number of matches played, winning 50 wickets for Pakistan in tests. In the last game of the series, Mohammad took his first 10 wickets in international cricket with five wickets in each innings. It is worth noting that Mohammad Abbas became the first bowler in the UAE who managed to achieve such a result.
In the spring of 2019, Mohammad made his debut in the Pakistan One Day International team for the game against Australia. In June 2020, the player was included in the squad of 29 cricketers for Pakistan’s tour to England; in July, he was included in the shortlist of the Pakistan national team for test matches against England, and in November, he was included in the Pakistan national team for the tour to New Zealand.
At the moment, Mohammad Abbas does not plan to dwell on the successes achieved and continues to play cricket at the national and international levels.