Pakistanis are dreadfully acquainted with the rubric "Tuk Tuk" that was coined and utilized for erstwhile Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. On Saturday, however, a conception of Pakistani societal media users passed connected the "Tuk Tuk" baton to a caller batsman: Abdullah Shafique.
It was a large time for Shafique, who was making his Test debut for Pakistan against Bangladesh astatine Chittagong.
His excruciatingly dilatory debut inning annoyed galore Pakistani fans connected societal media. On the different hand, others praised his technique, with 1 idiosyncratic going arsenic acold arsenic to accidental that the mode helium batted reminded him of Rahul Dravid.
When Day 2 of the archetypal Test lucifer ended, Abdullah Shafique had scored an unbeaten 52 disconnected 162 balls astatine a onslaught complaint of 32.10. He smashed 2 sixes and deed 2 boundaries successful his inning.
Here's what Pakistanis had to accidental astir the debutant:
Twitter relationship @getratioedmf was confused whether Shafique was playing excessively dilatory oregon was Test cricket expected to beryllium played this way.
Ayesha Khan was acrophobic whether Shafique's inning would dilatory Pakistan to the constituent that the lucifer would extremity successful a draw.
Another Twitter grip @ChoteyMamu was intelligibly frustrated with the right-handed opening batsman's inning.
"I mean Abdullah Shafique...you don't person to play that slow," the idiosyncratic wrote.
Shahram Ijaz Qadir thought Abdullah Shafique's batting was "very antagonistic and defensive."
However, determination were others who thought Shafique showed patience, grit, determination and that Pakistan had recovered a coagulated Test batsman successful him.
Veteran writer Aalia Rasheed pointed retired that the differentiating origin betwixt Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique seems to beryllium of patience.
Zain Raza thought Kamran Ghulam, Haris Sohail and Abdullah Shafique arsenic an opener would bring much-needed stableness to Pakistan.
Twitter relationship @itsmeSehrish commended Shafique for his "solid temperament, axenic trial technique".
Anmol Farya utilized a Mirzapur meme to picture Shafique's awesome debut.
At stumps Day 2, Pakistan were 145/0 successful their bid to pursuit Bangladesh's 330 tally score.