Abid Ali has created history with his debut hundred on debut versus Sri Lanka. The batsman has become the lonely cricketer to have tons on ODI and Test debuts – he had scored a hundred on ODI debut as well against Australia in UAE.
The 32-year-old Pakistan opener remained unbeaten on 109 on day 5 in at Rawalpindi as Pakistan ended on 252-2 in their first innings. Abid became the 11th Pakistani batsmen to achieve this milestone.
He is one of 15 batsmen to score a hundred on One Day International debut since the inception of white-ball cricket in January 1971.
“I don’t have words to thank the Almighty,” said Abid of his record breaking century, “My plan was to see off the new ball and then I gradually built the innings with plans for every five overs. So I kept trying to keep that up, and Babar gave me confidence in 90s.”