Too many intelligent students in a single class, a new comer wonders how he would overcome all the hurdles to be in his own limelight and glamour.
It is the journey of becoming a champion among the champions; the job demands an immense level of dedication and attention but he decides to follow his own path because he believes a thing done with absolute determination couldn’t just go unrewarded.
So he keeps ticking silently to have his discipline and routine going, let his actions do the talking and fight against all the odds to become a standout performer.
Gradually, he finds himself among the elites and watches the college administration singing his praises.
Same plot, different scenes, story of Muhammad Abbas, who has risen through the ranks to emerge as another triumphant from the factory of fast bowlers established in Pakistan cricket for many decades.
Watching him bowl, a common cricket fan always has a pattern of thoughts that figures out the things which are really complicated in his bowling but one is unable to find them out. The whole process from bowling action to the bowled delivery looks very simple but yet it’s so effective and mysterious that the batsmen are unable to manoeuvre comfortably against him.
Slowly and steadily taking his run-up, maintaining regulation in the line & length, trying to be creative in between the moments, being focused to his provided job, it feels as if he is demonstrating the worth of discipline and commitment in our daily lives.
He certainly has grabbed the attention of top cricketing pundits from around the world. After his magnificent show against Australia in the second Test, one of the greatest fast-bowlers of the modern era, Dale Steyn, said on Twitter that he sees Muhammad Abbas as the number one Test bowler.
Former captain of England, Paul Collingwood, who was captain of the team that won Twenty20 World Cup in West Indies, shared his experience of facing Abbas in the County Championship. He told that he was dismissed on the second ball he faced up against Abbas in the 1st innings and survived an LBW appeal on the very first ball against him in the 2nd innings. Collingwood called him unplayable in the hashtag posted at the end of his tweet.
Notable cricketers Michael Vaughan, AB de Villiers, Muhammad Kaif and Jason Gillespie were also seen on the social media praising the 28-year old sensation from Sialkot.
Mohammad Abbas is the new number three bowler following his terrific stint against Australia and he would look forward to remain in his groove so he could truly continue the legacy of those marvels who carried the beauty and charm of the medium-fast bowling role.