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Pak vs Zim: Tabish Khan makes a record

Pak vs Zim: A record by Tabish Khan

Pak vs Zim: A record by Tabish Khan

Tabish Khan, a pro first-class bowler, has become the oldest Pakistani to make Test debut in 66 years. Overall, Tabish in the third-oldest from Pakistan as he joins the list of Miran Baksh and Amir Elahi who made their red-ball debuts in the age of 47 and 44 in 1955 and 1952 sequentially.

Tabish, before featuring in the ongoing second Test match against Zimbabwe, had 598 first-class wickets. It makes him the only Asian bowler to have the most number of wickets before making a Test debut. Also, he is the bolwer to secure second-most highest number of wickets before the red-ball debut versus any team except England.

As he picked the wicket of Tarisai Musakanda during Zimbabwe’s first innings, he completed his 599 first-class wicket yielding the maiden Test wicket. He probably had a moment of joy on picking the first Test wicket in his first over of the debut match.

Pak vs Zim: A record by Tabish Khan

Notably, he waited for more than 18 years to get his name in the national team. Despite having brilliant stats, the board remained unappealing and finally has noticed his appearance. He has the most number of wickets in first-class cricket by any Pakistani.

Before donning Pakistan’s jersey making his maiden appearance in the international game, he was placed second on the list of the players who played most first-class game before making an international test debut.

It is pertinent to mention here Khalid Ibaduallah is the only player who is in superior rank than Tabish as he played 218 first-class matches before making a Test debut.

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