Lahore: Dadu-born Zahid Mehmood spun South Africa’s batters with his leg-spin in his debut T20I match here at Gaddafi Stadium.
The 32-year-old Zahid in his first over took two wickets of Janneman Malan and skipper Heinrich Klassen on consecutive deliveries.
He then removed Dwaine Pretorious in his third over, however, his last over was expensive where he gave away 17 runs and finished with figures of 3/40.
Nonetheless, Twitterratis hailed his debut performance after he grinded himself for years in domestic cricket.
Here are the best reactions
Congratulations Zahid Mehmood, your hard work has given you the reward, your people of Dadu Sindh will be proud of you.#PAKvSA
— Mirza Iqbal Baig (@mirzaiqbal80) February 14, 2021
Zahid Mehmood’s story deserves a standing ovation.. talent from small town with big dreams.. took the longest and hardest route to National XI and gets 2 wickets in his opening over.. #PakvSA
— Sawera Pasha (@sawerapasha) February 14, 2021
Me watching Zahid Mehmood’s debut over pic.twitter.com/z1FmlUulai
— Ali Khan Tareen (@aliktareen) February 14, 2021
Zahid Mehmood Usman Qadir
Finally, we got a dual leggie spin attack.
AMAZING SPELLS pic.twitter.com/1MjYpwxXpF
— Aqeel (@AqeelViews) February 14, 2021
#PAKvSA Bowled 3rd Wicket On Debut Well Done Zahid Mehmood pic.twitter.com/a4uBDmBAx3
— GULL FARAZ MALIK (@GULLFARAZMALIK4) February 14, 2021
Dream debut for Zahid Mehmood 😍❤️He picks up 3 wickets in his debut match against South Africa🔥🔥Future star for PCT ❤️#PAKvsSA pic.twitter.com/OqEjrObUWD
— Labeed Siddiqui (@LabeedSpeaks) February 14, 2021
Yasir Shah.Shadab Khan.Usman Qadir.Zahid Mehmood.
How are Pakistan producing so many quality leg spinners??#PAKvSA
— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) February 14, 2021
What a dream debut this is❤Zahid Mehmood you beauty.🔥#PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/W73q115v4h
— Tahreem🌸 (@tweetsbytahreem) February 14, 2021
The hardwork pay off always, what a performance by zahid mehmood❤#PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/B5Vi0MB2P3
— Zeeshan (@iBleedGreenZEE) February 14, 2021
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