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Wednesday Sep 30 2020
Web Desk

National T20 Cup: Abdullah Shafique becomes first Pakistani to score 100s on T20, first-class debuts

Web Desk
Abdullah Shafique gets ready to play a delivery during Central Punjab's match against Southern Punjab on Wednesday. Photo: PCB Twitter account

The National T20 Cup in Pakistan just got a bit more interesting on Wednesday after Central Punjab batsman, Abdullah Shafique, smashed a century on debut to become the only Pakistani to score a first-class century on debut on his first-class and T20 debuts.

Shafique scored a debut century during his first-class debut last year. His century against Southern Punjab on Wednesday during his first ever T20 match makes him the only Pakistani to score in triple figures during both debuts.

Powered by his unbeaten 102 runs knock, Central Punjab vanquished their opponents by 7 wickets to win the match with Shafique bagging the Player of the Match award.

Twitter was full of praises for the 20-year-old right-handed batsman.

Born on November 20, 1999 in Sialkot, Shafique is a right-handed batsman who has played for a plethora of teams in just a few years that include the Pakistan Under-19s, Punjab Under-19s, Sialkot, Sialkot Under-16s, Federal Areas, Sialkot Region, Sialkot Under-19s, Central Punjab, Sialkot Region Under 19s, Multan Sultans.

Last year, Shafique made headlines when he smashed a century on debut against Southern Punjab while representing Central Punjab.

A right-handed batsman, he also can also bowl right arm leg break spin.