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Saim Ayub receives praise as he shines amidst Pakistan’s struggle in Sydney Test

In the midst of Pakistan’s challenging performance in the ongoing Test series against Australia, left-handed batter Saim Ayub emerged as a beacon of promise.

The 21- year-old cricketer has captured the attention of cricket fraternity, drawing praise for his impressive display during the third day of the Sydney Test.

Indian cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle expressed his delight in watching Saim Ayub play, noting there is something special about the young talent. 

Really enjoying watching Saim Ayub. Something about him.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 5, 2024

Former England captain, Michael Vaughan, went a step further, predicting that Ayub is destined to be a cricket superstar. Despite his early dismissal in the current match, Vaughan’s endorsement reflects the high expectations cricket enthusiasts have for Ayub’s future.

Saim Ayub will be a superstar .. #AUSvsPAK .. Gone early on this one ..
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 5, 2024

Former Pakistan cricketer, Urooj Mumtaz Khan, highlighted the potential of Aamir Jamal and Ayub, suggesting that the duo could be instrumental in crafting something special for Pakistan cricket.

Aamir Jamal and Saim Ayub!
In the making of something special!#PAKvsAUS
— Urooj Mumtaz Khan (@uroojmumtazkhan) January 5, 2024

On the third day of the Sydney Test, Ayub showcased his batting prowess by scoring 33 runs off 53 balls. His aggressive approach was evident when he smashed Mitchell Starc for a six and dispatched Pat Cummins’ first ball for a boundary.