Monday, January 30, 2012

Abdur Rehman - Cricket World Player of The Week

Cricket World has chosen Pakistan's Abdur Rehman as the Player of the Week for his superb performance against the England in the second test match that ended a day earlier than scheduled Saturday partly due to Abdur Rehman's awesome bowling.

Abdur Rehman – a previously unheralded and underrated left-arm spinner from Sialkot in the north-eastern Pakistani province of Punjab – took six wickets for just 25 runs in England’s back-footed capitulation of 72, and, in doing so, brought the tourists’ pretensions of word domination sharply into focus. The 31 year-old, until then, had achieved Test best figures of four for 51 against Bangladesh, and, prior to the match, was virtually an unknown quantity to many in the travelling English media.

He made his Test debut as far back as in 2007 in a series against South Africa, but was discarded thereafter until doubts emerged about the integrity of incumbent spinner Danish Kaneria on Pakistan’s ill-fated tour of England in 2010. 

Since then he and Saeed Ajmal have been a more or less permanent fixture in Pakistan’s Test line-up and have played a vital role in their resurgence under the fatherly figure of Misbah-ul-Haq.

Read more: Cricket World
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