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Zaheer Abbas was known as the ‘Asian Bradman’ © Getty Images

 

Johannesburg: Feb 21, 2014

 

Pakistan can rise to be the world’s best cricket team by improving their batting skills, said former captain Zaheer Abbas.

 

According to Sport24, Abbas, the only Asian batsman to score a hundred centuries in first class cricket, pointed out batting as a common weakness for the Pakistani team.

 

The statistics also support Abbas’s statement as Pakistan went out for their lowest Test total of 49 against South Africa in Johannesburg in a 3-0 rout in 2013 and 99 in the Dubai Test against the same opponents.

 

The report mentioned that Pakistan hired Australian Trent Woodhill during June 2013 for a three-week coaching session and now Abbas is their chief cricket consultant.

 

Abbas is mentoring Pakistan ahead of the Asia Cup 2014 in Bangladesh for a period of four days. Abbas said that they want to learn and he would try to mentor them accordingly.